Sulca, The Museum House

If there is something really special and very important in the great Cusco, is really everything; Cusco has all what you will ever want and live. From its enigmatic history of the Incas, passing through its monuments, archaeological centers, churches, museums and much more… But, what is really incredible is its art.

Among all this incredible art, made by hand and with great knowledge and efforts, is the incredible Museum House Sulca, belonging to the Sulca family

The beginning of the Sulca caste dates back to the city of Ayacucho; heir to the knowledge of pre-Columbian textile art, legacy of the great Wari cultural empire.  

Between the 80s and 90s in Peru, political and social problems arose that seriously affected the Ayacucho region, for which several families had to migrate from the countryside to the city.  It all started from grandfather Pedro Sulca, who made his art to be able to barter for other products. After this time, the legacy was continued by his son, Mr. Benigno Sulca, who decided to stay and work with their small children in textile art, developing, revaluing and improving the looms that his father started. 

Mr. Benigno Sulca, has been recognized internationally and several national entities.  He tapestries are made from 100% natural, hand-spun alpaca wool and are dyed using both natural and artificial dyes. In 1996, he participated in an exposition sponsored by Banco Nuevo Mundo. Currently, Sulca has his own workshop, where he teaches professional-level courses on the art of tapestry weaving.

Walter Sulca the third son of Don Benigno Sulca grew up learning the techniques and knowledge of pre-Columbian textile art, years later motivated to undertake a project that involves the Andean community of textile artisans and that preserves their cultural heritage, he moves to the City from Cusco where he created the Sulca Textile House Museum accompanied by his wife Elizabeth Florez.  Sulca is a Castilian surname, which comes from the Quechua term SULLK’A, it means “younger brother” or “Last descendant of the Wari culture”

Fourteen years ago, Walter is currently located in Cusco, which currently revalues, preserves, elaborates, innovates and disseminates the fabric made with specialized knowledge and textile techniques; that influenced ancient Peru, this is the family legacy.

And it is that Peru has so much, but as this valuable and highly prized product, there are few.  At the Casa Museo Sulca, you can find all the Peruvian History.  

When you go in the Museum House, it shows all the family’s history with welcome showing their information. They count with 4 Pre-Inca and Inca art rooms as well as modern art; live art with the ladies showing the weaving and dyeing of wool; with many of camelid such as Llamas, Alpacas and Huanacos loose and free on its property

Also, you will find a large exhibition selling knitted clothing for both men and women. You will find everything from ponchos to capes, hats, fine alpaca sweaters such as vicuña, as well as fine silverware.

One of the most important things that Casa Museo Sulca has are its magnificent experiences that are unpaid or paid by visitors. There are such experiences as the Inca Wedding, the offering to mother earth, Pachamama; the in search of the Quipuqamayoq learning about Andean symbology; Challenge and rituals with the Llamas. As well as the interpretation of the Andean fabrics; The process of washing, spinning and dyeing the looms; The experiences with South American camelids; The experiences in the ceremonial space “Ushnu” and so

Besides, you can enjoy of the environment and if you wish, move to the textile gallery to get any special gift, sweaters, hats, capes, scarves or the beautiful silverware

As you can see, Cusco has so much, but the Casa Museo Sulca is the very best in culture, history, Andean Technology and so

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