“Is this a shopping center?”
In the main square there is the main shop, where all the locals are producing all their tipical stuff, from the tipical cap (single or married), pullovers, and a lot of other stuff...
Here the prices are almoust fixed, isn’t so easy to bergain, and the costs are pretty high....
For a cap consider to spend about 10/15 USD.
Sold in the co-op in the town center: Embroidered Traditional Cloths
The shop is right on the main town square and is right next to the small white church.
What to buy: The bright and colorful garments that the locals wear and make can be bought. You can buy the men's caps and waist bands as well as the women's multio-layered skirts and blouses.
What to pay: Barter, but the waist bands tend to be expensive for Peru standards. They are really nice though.
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cooperative shop: buy in cooperative shop on main plaza!
why?avoid buying directly at inhabitants:if the share of money doesn't go to the collectivity,community life will disapear....
if begging,buy their handicrafts instead of handing out sweets indiscriminately!
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