We managed cram a lot of cool stuff into our two days in Lima, the capital of Peru. Of course, we took in Lima’s UNESCO World Heritage Historic Centre and the amazing ruins of Pachacámac. But thanks to our guides Vanessa and Marek, was also got to visit some places that the big bus tours don’t include.
One of the most unexpected highlights was visiting the tiny workshops of three local artisans in the town of Lurín, just outside the archaeological complex of Pachacámac.
From the outside, none of the workshops looked like much, but inside each was a treasure trove of delights.
Our first stop was the Ccori Maki ceramic workshop.
Next we visited another pottery, Urin Tambo.
Our final stop, Artinsania Quispe, specialised in loom-made tapestries.
All three workshops are part of the Ichimay Wari local artisan cooperative.
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