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Inca Language in knots workshop

Pueblo Libre, Peru

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Experience hosted by Aracelli

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

We will travel in time to 500 years ago placing ourselves in the Inca Empire. Like all human beings, the ancient Peruvians also had the need to record their experiences in a very interesting system called Quipu, which was a accounting system and also record information system through knots and levels in textile.

In our workshop we will talk about the history of the Incas and the ways of recording information in ancient Peru. You will learn in a practical workshop to tie up information just as the Incas did. We will talk about the value of each of the types of knots and the background of this Inca history.
We will also discuss what would be the way to read and what it would mean today for our contemporary researchers.
Other things to note
Previous experience is not necessary. :)
We will travel in time to 500 years ago placing ourselves in the Inca Empire. Like all human beings, the ancient Peruvians also had the need to record their experiences in a very interesting system called Quipu, which was a accounting system and also record information system through knots and levels in textile.

In our workshop we will talk about the history of the Incas and the ways of recording information in ancient Peru. You will l…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Materials and tools
From $23
/ person
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Meet your host, Aracelli

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 43 Reviews
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I am an educator and Peruvian artist, my practices are focused on the research and development of artistic techniques of ancient Peru. I was born in a multicultural family of Peruvian and Asian artisans, all the textile practices and knotted learned inherit them from my ancestors.
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Where you'll be

The workshop will be given in our small and cozy house workshop, which is decorated with artistic pieces and antiques.

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 43 reviews.

Bojana
February 2020
Very unique experience . Christi is a knowledgeable artist on this topic. You will learn about Inca history and make your own knotted piece that you can take with you. Highly recommended
Jovena
February 2020
Fascinating and fun! Christi is a knowledgeable teacher with an interesting personal story and personal connection to the subject matter of the class. Her class has a relaxing pace that allows time for conversation. Learning about this ancient communication method and why there is so much mystery around it was super interesting. Highly recommend!
Fascinating and fun! Christi is a knowledgeable teacher with an interesting personal story and personal connection to the subject matter of the class. Her class has a relaxing pac…
AnnMarie + Isaac
January 2020
Well organized, thoughtful presentation. Christi incorporates methods she developed to make the crafting easier and more successful for everyone. Short, sweet and fun learning!
Julie
December 2019
This is a unique workshop, combining Peruvian history and culture with handicrafts. I created a family tree in the form of a necklace that is very meaningful to me. Christi is warm and welcoming, and clearly very knowledgeable about the history of the Incas. I would definitely recommend this workshop as something very different and rewarding to do on a trip to Lima.
This is a unique workshop, combining Peruvian history and culture with handicrafts. I created a family tree in the form of a necklace that is very meaningful to me. Christi is wa…
Lindsey
October 2019
This was an amazing workshop - we had seen quipu's in the museum at Pachacamac, and to be able to make our own was amazing. We arrived late due to transportation issues, but Christi was SO accommodating and understanding - she took the time to explain everything to us again and helped us get started making our own quipu's to commemorate our trip to Peru. Would 100% recommend this workshop - you will get a special insight into Incan record keeping and make a unique keepsake! It was one of our favourite experience in Lima!
This was an amazing workshop - we had seen quipu's in the museum at Pachacamac, and to be able to make our own was amazing. We arrived late due to transportation issues, but Christ…
Ana
September 2019
Yo no pude asistir con mucha pena, pero asistiré en otra oportunidad. La evaluó muy bien porque toda mi vida quise saber sobre este arte y es la primera vez que veo algo tan profesional y atractivo para un turista. Ana Tortosa

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

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