Cuzco, the inspiration behind our products! 

Cuzco, a Quechua word that means "centre," dates from the 11th or 12th century and was the capital of Tahuantinsuyo, "realm of the four parts," was the historic capital of the Inca Empire. The city stands high in the Andes at an average elevation 3,400 metres. Cuzco is currently known as Peru's cultural capital, and it's considered the oldest living city in the Americas. Surrendered by sumptuous high mountain panoramas, formidable glaciers and crystalline rivers, turquoise lakes, peaceful pastoral scenes of the alpaca's herd, you will feel a magical vibe, natives working under the sun with their multicolored clothes, tiny streets, and sacred ruins that will take your breath, and conquer your heart.

These amazing places are the inspiration of our first Cuzco cushion collection. We want to share the ‘behind the scenes, so you can understand where we found the inspiration. Even though these days we are not allowed to travel and visit this magnificent place, you can bring it to your place with any of our products

Camel - handmade cuzco cushion by tupu home

Rainbow Mountain

It will take you around 4 hours to get there, from Cuzco city centre, through the road you will see wild desert landscapes, snowy peaks, herds of alpacas, you will pass through a vibrant green valley, with the impressive imposing Ausangate Mountain, “the Spirit mountain” in the distance. You will be able to experience first-hand how mountain residents live. As you approach Rainbow Mountain, you will begin to see the first signs of the colored minerals that formed the painted hills. The rainbow mountain, seven coulours mountain or Vinicunca is 5000 meters above the sea, locals call it mountain of colours.

When we saw this mountain, we knew our products should reflect its beauty, and we weren’t wrong, our customers choose this beauty to remind them of this Peruvian gem. Its geological formations reveal all its splendor, in contrast to the blue sky that forms a formidable barrier between the coastal desert and the imposing Amazon rainforest. Here you can find the Rainbow Mountain - Cuzco vintage cushion.

Rainbow mountain - Tupu Home, Purposeful Home Decor Brand

🌞"Sun Festival" or "Inti Raymi": What it is?
On 24 June every year the winter solstice is celebrated, and the beginning of the Andean New Year: Inti Raymi.

The "Inti Raymi" or "Fiesta del Sol" was the biggest, most important, spectacular and magnificent feast carried out at the time of the Tahuantinsuyo Empire, which based its religion on the cult of the Sun festival. The Inti Raymi was made to worship the "Apu Inti" (Sun God). The ceremony is a 9 to 15 -day celebration.

Inti Raymi - Tupu Home - Home decor

Our Inti Raymi Boho Cushion is inspired by this amazing celebration, full of colours, it has the power to transport you to this magical celebration! Currently, the Inti Raymi is a theatrical performance, thousands of people from Cusco and from all over the world come together to this event which is one of the most important cultural and traditional events in this part of the world. This Inca celebration makes each Peruvian feel the Inca blood flow through their veins and revalue their Inca past.

 Inti Raymi - Cushions by Tupu Home


We hope this was useful for you, if you have any questions and you would like us to help you decorate your spaces with our handmade and fair-trade products please contact us

Tupu Home Team

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