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Structures and Techniques of Warp-faced Weaves



The Andean Science of Weaving: Structures and Techniques of Warp-faced Weaves




Denise Y. Arnold and Elvira Espejo..




London and New York: Thames and Hudson.




325pp, inc. an 8 page gatefold and over 375 colour illustrations



  2.5 kilogramos    


  Grande, 23 x 30 cm.    



978 0 500 51792 5


Key words:


Textiles, warp-faced weaves, Andes, textile structures, textile techniques, textile styles, learning to weave, weaving complexity, Chile, Peru, Bolivia

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60 GBP; 95 USD plus postage.






"The warp-faced weaves of the Andes are the most complex in the world. While existing studies of Andean textiles use a technical language derived from other textile traditions, 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.

Denise Y. Arnold and Elvira Espejo have worked with weavers across the region to understand this language and have studied more than 700 textile samples in top-class museums and collections. Theirs is a highly technical book that sets out their alternative classification system via tables, photographs and diagrams, but it is also a celebration of one of the most gorgeous weaving traditions in the world. It will be of great interest to practical weavers, museum curators, anthropologists, art historians, archaeologist, and anyone with a love for Latin America and its rich craft traditions.


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‘A truly ground-breaking book that supersedes all previous literature on the subject.’
Thames and Hudson publicity.


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