Handcrafted Textiles from Ecuador’s Famous Indigenous Weavers


The city of Otavalo is home to one of Latin America’s most spectacular indigenous markets. Centered in the Plaza de Los Ponchos, it sprawls through the surrounding streets spilling out with traditional colors, sounds, and smells that are a treat to the senses. Here, the famous, talented weavers and other Ecuadorian artisans come to sell their wares. It is from here that we bring you the best in Otavaleņo handcrafted textiles.


OtavaloTextiles.Com owner, Pamela Barich, selecting merchandise from the handwork of Rosa Conteron and daughter Yarina.

Woman with Baby2C

An Otavaleņa working mother carries her youngster while tending to business.

While it is rumored that the Otavaleņos have been master weavers since before the time of the Incas, there is no doubt that they are among the most talented and artful weavers working today. Using handspun alpaca, cotton, and wool, these weavers produce exquisite ponchos, blankets, scarves, shawls, and much more. 

We have handpicked the best of the Otavaleņo textiles and are now pleased to offer them to discerning American buyers. 

E-Mail: pbarich@otavalotextiles.com    Phone: 845-797-3007

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