Radio Ock Pop Tok
Radio Ock Pop Tok
Mar 25, 2021
Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez: Reviving Quechua textiles in Peru
Play • 26 min
The road to Machu Picchu takes you through Chinchero, a village in the Peruvian Andes where you’ll find Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, a dynamic Quechua weaver. Founder of the Centre for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, Nilda helped revive Quechua textiles traditions and restore indigenous pride.

In spite of being a catalyst to move her community forward, she believes the key to a sustainable future lies in respecting and in employing ancestral know-how. This type of counterintuitive thinking is precisely what makes Nilda a creative and powerful innovator within her community.

Join us for an intriguing conversation about Quechua textiles and culture, as Nilda recalls her childhood spent herding sheep and shares her thoughts on what lies ahead for the indiegnous peoples in the Peruvian Andes.

Read more on our Blog: www.ockpoptok.com/blog/quechua-textiles-peru
About Nilda & CTTC: www.textilescusco.org
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