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The Andean Science of Weaving: Structures and Techniques of Warp-faced Weaves
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Denise Y. Arnold Elvira Espejo
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The Andean Science of Weaving: Structures and Techniques of Warp-faced Weaves

Denise Y. Arnold Elvira Espejo


9780500517925

Thames & Hudson Ltd


Spinning & weaving


Hardback

352 pages

$120.00
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The warp-faced weaves of the Andes are the most complex in the world, with up to eight warp levels. Existing studies of Andean textiles use a technical language derived from other textile traditions (mainly tapestry from Europe and the Near East), but this book takes as its starting-point the technical terms in the Aymara and Quechua languages used by Andean weavers themselves. The result is a completely new way of understanding one of the great craft traditions of the world. Within its field, the authors' work is truly groundbreaking. This is a highly technical book that sets out the authors' alternative classification system via tables, photographs and diagrams. It is also a celebration of one of the most gorgeous and sophisticated weaving traditions in the world.

By:   Denise Y. Arnold, Elvira Espejo
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 300mm,  Width: 230mm,  Spine: 35mm
Weight:   2.310kg
ISBN:   9780500517925
ISBN 10:   0500517924
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   June 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Denise Y. Arnold is an international expert in Andean anthropology and has published widely on the culture, politics and traditions of the Andes. Elvira Espejo is Director of the Museum of Ethnography and Folklore in La Paz, Bolivia. She is a weaver, storyteller, poet and artist, and speaks Aymara and Quechua.


Will inspire weavers. . . . The intricacy and artistry of the items, most of which are woven on simple equipment, is astonishing. The vocabulary of weaving is illustrated in the weavers native languages (Aymara and Quechua) as well as English and Spanish, and photographs of contemporary weavers illuminate the methods in action. The result is a volume that helps keep a vibrant and ancient culture alive.

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