José Cotacachi – Otavalo Weaver

José Cotacachi is an renowned master weaver and designer in Peguche, just a ten-minute taxi ride from the hotel. He has two galleries you can visit in town where you can view his unique, treadle-loom pieces and those made by other members of his family as well. His designs are unique and reflect ancient Andean cultures like the Valdiva, Nazca and Inca. José and his family also do treadle-loom and backstrap-loom weaving demonstrations for guests who are interested in seeing the techniques used to create the variety of pieces that can be seen in the galleries. You can visit José’s website directly at to see what sorts of weavings and sweaters he has to offer.