Special Activities

Each night Tinkuy offers a social activity where attendees can meet and mingle while learning from each other in a fun, relaxed setting.


Spinnign Contest

Exploring Spinning

 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, November 8th

Everyone is invited to participate in a light hearted contest that pits different types of drop spindles and spinning styles together. Groups of contestants gather on stage to see who can make the longest thread during a set period of time, while those who don’t yet know how to spin are encouraged to grab a spindle, a hunk of alpaca fiber, and hunker down with one of the CTTC weavers to give it a try. The Exploring Spinning is a great time to meet and talk with weavers from across the world and learn about the many different ways of turning fiber into yarn. 



Replica Exhibition

Inauguration of the Exhibit “Ancestral Textiles”

 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, November 9th

In Tinkuy 2013 a handful of CTTC weavers took part in workshops to learn and revive a pre-Columbian technique called double cloth that disappeared in the Cusco region. Since then the weavers have strived to teach double cloth to others in their communities and improve upon their mastery of this complex technique. In Tinkuy 2017 they will present the fruits of their labors to revive double cloth in the Cusco region as well as other textiles based on ancient techniques and styles in the exhibit “Ancestral Textiles: Recreating the Past, Weaving the Prsent, Inspiring the Future.”



Textile Documentaries

 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, November 10th

Tinkuy can be exhuasting, there is so much to do and learn! On Friday we invite you to spend a relaxing evening enjoying documentaries about various dyeing and weaving techniques from different cultures around the world. Afterward Tinkuy participants will have the opportunity to chat with the filmmakers and get a behind the scenes understanding of their work.




Closing Ceremony: Passing the Torch

 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, November 11th

On the final night of Tinkuy join us for a special ceremony in which the elder weavers of the CTTC will pass on the tourch of tradition to the young weavers. Traditional Cusqueñan dance groups will have you on your feet twirling to the music of pan flutes and drums as we close another Tinkuy until the next time we meet in Cusco to celebrate the textile arts.