November 8 - 11, 2017

Cusco, Peru


Organized by the Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco and Andean Textile Arts, this four-day event brings together textile artists and enthusiasts, art historians, anthropologists, and many others to celebrate the wealth and diversity of Andean textile traditions. Artisans worldwide will be converging for Tinkuy 2017. 


North American and northern hemisphere registration is now  ready. Please read through all registration information on this site and workshop detail before registering.You must register for a package and, if you're taking workshop(s), be prepared to register for those at the same time you register for a package. CLICK HERE and you'll be brought to the registration site. The full schedule of events is still being confirmed, and as soon as it is, CTTC will have it posted on their site. Meanwhile, you can read more details here. 

Questions: email



The Location

Cusco, Peru, is the capital of the ancient Inca Empire, the historic capital of Peru, and a World Heritage site. It is a gateway to Machu Picchu and other important archeological sites, and enjoys a dramatic setting at 11,200 feet in the Andes near the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba River. A blending of ancient Inca stonework and Colonial architecture, important cultural museums, and a vibrant artisan culture make this a compelling destination for visitors. Tinkuy events will be held in the Cusco Convention Center in the heart of the old city.


The Program

Beginning with a festive parade of weavers up the Avenida Sol and a blessing by Q’eros shamans and Elders of the weaving communities, through four days of presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops, Tinkuy 2017 offers an unsurpassed experience in indigenous textiles of the Americas and beyond. Complete with keynote speakers, artisan presentations and demonstrations, cultural performances, a fashion show, a movie night, and spinning competitions.


Contact and Travel Info

 Contact Information

If you have general inquiries in the U.S.: email; general inquiries in South America, email:

Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco


There will be internship and volunteer opportunities as well. You can download the information and forms below. 


If you are traveling to Tinkuy independently, we've pulled together some basic travel information for you click here.