Heading back to the west toward Cuenca our tour had one more stop to make. This nondescript-looking two-story adobe structure houses quite the little treasure. This is La Casa de la Makana. Inside you’ll find local artisans demonstrating dyeing wool, mostly alpaca, and mostly with natural dyeing agents ranging from the juice of berries to crushed insects.
Artisans both young and old then weave the dyed wools into scarves (makanas) and clothing.
While the main attraction here is the weaving arts, I also found the walls a source of much fun and fascination.
Being a firearm enthusiast, I was naturally drawn to these:
I think I may have found my very first camera, an old Kodak Instamatic:
On the second floor was a shop and museum, so you can definitely buy a souvenir or two before leaving. I’ll leave you today with just a few more images from La Casa de la Makana: