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Museo del Poncho

Although it's located on an unassuming side street, the Museo del Poncho calls out with its wiphala (indigenous rainbow) flags fluttering on the building front. This museum permanent collection provides and extensive introduction to the country’s many varieties of poncho. The exhibits, though, also feature descriptions of the weaving process and displays of ceremonial clothing. Explanations are provided in both English and Spanish. Museo del Poncho also has a qhatu (shop) that carries weavings made by the indigenous women of Lago Titicaca’s villages, sold on fair trade standards.










By Margaret Rode
A self-professed city girl, sassy staff writer Margaret Rode hails from Chicago where she received Bachelor degrees in English Literature and Spanish...
27 Jun 2012






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