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The Resource Weaving in the Peruvian highlands : dreaming patterns, weaving memories, Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez ; preface by Wade Davis

Weaving in the Peruvian highlands : dreaming patterns, weaving memories, Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez ; preface by Wade Davis

Label
Weaving in the Peruvian highlands : dreaming patterns, weaving memories
Title
Weaving in the Peruvian highlands
Title remainder
dreaming patterns, weaving memories
Statement of responsibility
Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez ; preface by Wade Davis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Handwoven fabrics comprise the living history and culture of the peruvian highlands from cusco to machu picchu and beyond. fabric patterns with evocative names reflect the landscape and events in vivid color, evolving over time -- The weavers who create these fabrics in the time-honored way are keepers of the culture and sustainers of a noble but difficult lifestyle in tune with the earth. they raise llamas and alpacas for fiber, collect plants for natural dyes, spin yarn on primitive spindles, and weave acres of cloth on simple backstrap looms just as their forebears have done for thousands of years. they weave clothing, rugs, bedcovers, potato sacks, hunting slings, and sacrificial fabrics ? for themselves and their villages, and for sale to supplement their meager incomes -- Travellers visiting the area (hundreds of thousands a year from north america alone) are drawn to this authentic, well-crafted work and given the opportunity to collect it at every street corner and rail stop. weaving in the peruvian andes is their guide to quality, understanding, and appreciation. they will learn how pattern names such as meandering river or lake with flowers relate to the geography and history, and how the traditional natural materials and colors enhance the value of the work
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alvarez, Nilda Callanaupa
Dewey number
746.1/40985
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TT848
LC item number
.A7155 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hand weaving
  • Indian textile fabrics
Label
Weaving in the Peruvian highlands : dreaming patterns, weaving memories, Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez ; preface by Wade Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 106-107) and index
Control code
ocn154678535
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
112 p.
Isbn
9781596680555
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007028581
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. map
System control number
(OCoLC)154678535
Label
Weaving in the Peruvian highlands : dreaming patterns, weaving memories, Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez ; preface by Wade Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 106-107) and index
Control code
ocn154678535
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
112 p.
Isbn
9781596680555
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007028581
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. map
System control number
(OCoLC)154678535

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