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INCA: Textiles and Ornaments of the Andes
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Lena Bjerregaard Sophie Desrosiers
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INCA: Textiles and Ornaments of the Andes

Lena Bjerregaard Sophie Desrosiers Beatriz Devia Penelope Dransart



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A beautifully illustrated reference book that explores the textiles of the Andes, their patterns, fibres, feathers and techniques The Incas and their predecessors are renowned for their ceramics, their precious metalwork and their colossal stone buildings. But how did they dress? Precious textiles were used by the Incas not only to clothe themselves but also as a symbol of power and identity, for sacrificial purposes and as a means of exchange. This book showcases a breathtaking selection of textiles and feathers, as well as gold, silver and shell jewelry.

With texts by ten renowned scholars and over 300 colour illustrations, Inca: Textiles and Ornaments from the Andes will allow you to discover the Inca's mastery of the art of weaving, the incredible motifs and the variety of colours of fibres and feathers used in their textiles.

By:   Lena Bjerregaard, Sophie Desrosiers, Beatriz Devia, Penelope Dransart, Elise Dufour
Imprint:   Ludion
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Weight:   980g
ISBN:   9789493039025
ISBN 10:   9493039021
Publication Date:   July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Introductions * Camelid wools: an unsuspected diversity * Fibres * Feathers and Featherworks * Primary Materials * Textiles and burial customs * Garment traditions of the Andes: construction, gender and identity * Pre-Columbian Coast Textiles of Peru A vibrant tradition: dress and accessories in the contemporary Andes * Bibliography

The authors are all authorities on the subject, and are based at the following institutions: Lena Bjerregaards, Center of Textile Research, University of Copenhagen; Sophie Desrosiers, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris; Beatriz Devia Castillo, Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose de Caldas, Bogota; Penelope Dransart, Trinity Saint David, University of Wales; Elise Dufour, Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris; Peter Eeckhout, Universite Libre de Bruxelles; Christine Giuntini, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Nicolas Goepfert, Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris; Ann H. Peters, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; Elena Phipps, World Arts and Culture, University of California, Los Angeles, California; and Ann P. Rowe, Indigenous Latin American Textiles, Textile Museum, George Washington University Museum, Washington, DC.

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