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The Andean Science of Weaving - Structures and Techniques of Warp-Faced Weaves

The Andean Science of Weaving - Structures and Techniques of Warp-Faced Weaves

Author: Denise Y. Arnold
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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.

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General Fields

  • : 9780500517925
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : June 2015
  • : June 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Denise Y. Arnold
  • : Hardback
  • : 352