Our Philosophy

PUCHKA Peru Workshop Tour

PUCHKA is committed to education and support within international textile and folk-art communities; we promote the appreciation of Andean textiles and folk-art through cross-cultural exchanges; and we are dedicated to the enrichment of the lives of Peruvian textile and folk-artists through the promotion of the Fair Trade principle that they deserve to be fairly compensated for their work.

We embed these principles in our efforts to assist weavers, knitters, embroiderers, braiders, buyers, collectors, and curators who wish to access fine textiles and folk art not easily available to tourists. These principles are especially embedded in the PUCHKA fee schedule for our teachers, whom we pay far above the average Peruvian wage.

Our commitment to enriching lives extends also to participants of PUCHKA tours. Our goal is to bring you face-to-face and fingers-to-fabric with the complex designs, irresistible textures and richly saturated colours of Peru's incomparable fibre and folk arts during workshops with patient and friendly teachers and in lovely and comfortable environments.

Groups are limited to no more than 18 participants depending on choice of workshop. There are 8 workshops occurring concurrently and your teachers are able to give each one of you an unusual degree of individual attention.

To intensify your experience of Peruvian culture, we participate in a number of traditional activities and we take you off the tourist trail, behind the scenes, without ever compromising your safety or comfort. Our groups stay in small, cosy hotels and lodges whose local character and unpretentious charm bring you closer to the people and their traditional way of life. Finally, we offer you all of this at a very competitive price.