Sophisticated designs merge contemporary style with artisanal traditions.
With its balconies brightly painted blue, terracotta rooftops, and cobbled streets, San Blas is one of Cusco's most charming neighborhoods. The morning light reflects off the whitewashed facades of authentic buildings housing artists' studios as shopkeepers arrange colorful cloth dolls, woven blankets, and fine earthenware in outdoor displays. Distinctive shops and vendors from nearby mountain villages offer an array of authentic, handcrafted goods.
Address: Plaza San Blas, 600 meters northeast of Plaza De Armas
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Outlined in vivid aqua and beige pigments, black and white florets bloom upon a graceful coffee pot. Their geometric forms compose a vibrant ring of indigenous designs that merge contemporary style with an ancient heritage. Exquisite vases, dishware, and decorative pieces of pottery fill the shelves of Ceramica Konok and are a testament to the extraordinary skill of acclaimed artisans. Based on an ancestral lineage that dates back centuries, the refined technique of their esteemed craft is apparent in the form and decoration of each piece.
Address: Av. Huayruropata 1600
Phone: (51)(84) 232446
Silky alpaca wool threads are woven together in bands of scarlet, fuchsia, and plum. The softest vicuna yarns form elegant ivory cardigans where luminous buttons embellish a cabled pattern that is as delicate as lace. Coats, sweaters, scarves, shawls, ponchos, and traditional Andean ruanas woven and knit of the finest alpaca and vicuna fibers form a sophisticated collection at Sol Alpaca. Exclusive designs incorporate contemporary international styles with the age-old traditions of local Peruvian craft.
Address: Five locations throughout the city center, including Calle Espaderos 12
Phone: (51)(84) 202525
Set into a dazzling cuff of pure silver, luminous gemstones gleam in a rich rainbow of color. Fiery red spondylus, turquoise chrysocolla, and deep blue sodalite form an extraordinary wristband of stones that have been cherished by Peruvian cultures for centuries. At this authentic jewelry boutique, breathtaking designs fill the glass vitrines. Intricate patterns rendered with masterful craftsmanship reflect revered Incan motifs, while the harmonious lines and organic forms of graceful rings and delicate pendants echo the unrivaled aesthetic of nature.
Address: Portal Comercio 181
Phone: (51)(84) 315708