Crafts, Agriculture and Culture of the Community of Chinchero

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    Chinchero Community

    It is the capital of the district of the same name, which belongs to the province of Urubamba. It is one of the most representative towns of Cusco in general. Known for its archeology and crafts.

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    craft fair

    The Chinchero fair is one of the most important in the region due to the high quality of the artisan products sold there, internationally recognized for its excellent work and beauty. In these fairs we can see that the barter (old form of product exchange) still in force; In Chinchero, the granddaughters of the Inca princesses continue weaving wool and making garments, as did the ajllas for the children of the Sun, in imperial Cusco.

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    Living Culture

    Chinchero is one of the few places where time does not seem to pass, since Inca traditions and culture still persist. The people who inhabit it are of Inca blood and the predominant language is Quechua, although almost all the inhabitants of this area speak Spanish as a second language.

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    Its fertile lands make them excellent producers of potatoes, ollucos, geese, broad beans, barley and wheat, traditional products whose planting dates back to the time of the Incas and even today constitute the axis of agricultural trade in the area.

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