The textiles in Cusco is one of the Andean handicrafts has survived since the time prehispánicos.yder. While transformed over time, has retained technical and aesthetic elements that contribute to maintain the traditional dress features very typical Cuzco.
The basic old Andean loom, based simply on his own waist of the weaver and very basic accessories or stakes driven into the ground, still used today. With him produce some of the traditional costume garments, such as chumpi (belt), the lliclla (blanket female) and chuspa (bag), among others.
However, the typical dress is different from that used in Inca times and continues to change, but retains many elements of their own that even the industrial fit without necessarily oriented toward the anonymous urban clothing.
Throughout the department of Cusco, in the rural areas, is the woman who remains more attached to the costume Cuzco, with many identical elements throughout the region and others that vary from place to place. Her wardrobe consists of a red sweater that makes industrial sewing sharp contrast with the black cloth skirt fringed by thick woolen ribbons and motifs variables. In many cases, it's several overlapping skirts, as a petticoat. Some women wear colorful handmade jackets. While it is inevitable that all the lliclla, blanket covering the shoulders, and also the quepirina, piece of cloth used as a loading attachment of the buses or various objects. Although in some areas women wear felt hats, still bearing many other monteras, that piece of hard structure, covered in fabric, round or rectangular and with a slit for the head.
In comparison, much of Cusco man has left the ancient Andean clothing, but the farmers kept the poncho, with colors and designs varied according to locality, and chullo made by them with sticks knitting. In some areas, such as Ollantaytambo and Qeros community, men continue using black cloth trousers mid-calf, cloth jacket and vest adorned with ribbons and buttons. In all cases add a cloth hat as the hat is no longer part of the male wardrobe.
Both women and men wear sandals as footwear rubber craft, the females are somewhat more delicate and have a small trim color on top of the fingers. The men do not wear socks and women, if they do, use long and thick.
This is the everyday dress of the peasant Cusco. At parties the suit is highlighted by some new clothes or decorated. For special clothing dress dances, often for hire, and masks, if dance requires them, while for the Inti Raymi, Cusco brings out the elegant ponchos affirming their local idiosyncrasies.