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Dec 15

Chocolatadas, A Peruvian Tradition

The annual Chocolatadas is a holiday treat in the weaving villages sponsored by the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, Peru. Hot chocolate, bread, toys, and festivities are enjoyed by many children along with their families, including the elderly who have been abandoned, neglected, or are alone.

The Center is now in its twentieth year of preserving and promoting traditional textiles and cultural heritage within the Peruvian highlands, giving ongoing support to ten weaving communities—that’s over 650 weavers plus their families. We’re proud to help support it and the artisans.

During this season of gifting, consider making a donation to Chocolatadas or to the Young Weavers Program. Andean Textile Arts, a U.S. 501c3, adopted Chocolatada as a special project in 2002. You can make a tax-deductible donation online at www.andeantextilearts.org

Thank you for supporting the artisans, especially during this gifting season. Gifts made by the hands of artisans are ones treasured for a lifetime. Click on this link to see what special CTTC products are in stock, ready to ship to you. We wish you happy holidays during this season of light and love from all of us at ClothRoads.

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