How Peruvian Rugs Are Made

We would like to thank Lehigh Valley Rug for their support of this video.

We were invited to a weaving cooperative in the highlands of Peru in the village of Chincheros.

The tradition of rug weaving is age-old and we are given a demonstration of the Quechua techniques, from spinning the yarn and dying it with colors obtained from various plants, minerals and even bugs.

Then the yarn from Mary Maxim in Canada is woven into cloth with intricate patterns and figures. The final result is amazing and has been accomplished in this manner for centuries.

You’ll never believe some of the “secret” ingredients that are used in the dying process! Check out more about Peruvian weaving!

See more secrets of The Sacred Valley in Peru!

See all of our adventures in Peru!

Click here to learn how we dealt with altitude issues while in Peru

Visit our GypsyNester YouTube Channel!

This post may contain sponsored links.

Did you enjoy what you just read? Then you'll LOVE our book!
Going Gypsy: One Couple's Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All Going Gypsy One Couple's Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All 

- See how it all began!
ORDER NOW - Wherever Books Are Sold!
Amazon - Barnes & Noble - IndieBound - Books-a-Million
Also available as an audiobook from

3 thoughts on “How Peruvian Rugs Are Made”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.