Textile Craft  

Textiles of the Andes (Paperback)

Penny Dransart

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In the world of the ancient Andes, textiles were often the most valuable commodity people possessed a far beyond gold and silver a and were a major medium for conveying key cultural meaning. For us, they are works of unsurpassed art and craftsmanship, and one of the greatest resources for studying these great civilizations. Featured here are a wealth of rare and exquisite pieces, many of great iconographic and technical importance, ranging in date from the Paracas to the Inka and Colonial periods, 200 BC to the late 18th century AD. Examples of contemporary Andean textiles complement the early pieces and illustrate the continuation of weaving traditions in the Andes. The introduction looks at how ancient Andean textiles have survived in desert graves for up to 2,000 years. The authors also explain how Andean textiles have reflected political and religious beliefs.


Product Details

  • Product code: AAVHQ
  • ISBN: 9780714125848
  • Publisher: British Museum Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 22.5cm x 23.0cm
  • Pages: 88
  • Publish date: Mon Nov 29 00:00:00 GMT 2010
  • Book points: 12

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