Amaru - Pisac

The actual population of the Amaru community consists of a 200 families; who choose their own representative who has total authority for a period of two years.

Its economy is based on agriculture and animal rearing. To help supplement their income, the communities have organized activities to teach the world about their ancient heritage and culture.

The planting, harvest and other agricultural activities are connected with offers to Pachamama and the Apus with the K’intuy, a ritual offer of coca leaves to the Apus Huanacaure, the most important mountain in the region.

The Amaru community offer to their visitors one of the most relevant traditional activities, the textile process. They will teach the entire processes of creating each textile, from the dying the wool with natural plants until the final product. For the ethno botanical lovers, the locals will teach their knowledge about natural plants used in traditional medicine.

The archeological center of Pisac, is one of the most important attractions near to the community, only 40 minutes away from Amaru, a magnificent temple of Inca control built in the 15th century.

The most representative dish is La Merienda (dish based in cuy, a guinea pig, lamb, dried meat, tortilla made of corn, quinoa, cheese and other natives products from the area); and the typical drink is fermented corn called chicha de jora.

The highlights of the communal festivities are the Carnival between February and March and the Communal Anniversary on the 15th of May.

Thanks to tourism we improved the quality of life of our families, showing our textiles of fine yarns with natural dyes inspired by our daily lives.


Activities related to the Amaru community:

Reveiling andean textile