Woven Stories Andean Textiles and Rituals

ISBN-10: 0826329349

ISBN-13: 9780826329349

Edition: 2003

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Description: The core of this book is an ethnographic account of Andean textiles and their place in daily life that considers how the form and content of Quechua patterns and designs pass stories down and preserve traditions as well as how the ritual use of textiles sustain a sense of community and a connection to the past. Heckman concludes by assessing the influences of the global economy on indigenous Quechua, who maintain their own worldview within the larger fabric of twentieth-century cultural values and hence have survived everything from Latin American militarism to a tidal wave of post-modern change.

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 2/18/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 214
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Andrea M. Heckman has a Ph.D. in Latin American Studies, focused on anthropology and art history. She is a photographer, weaver, avid trekker, lecturer, and cultural guide. She lives and teaches in Taos, New Mexico.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Textiles
Textiles as Visual Metaphor and the Anthropology of Art
Andean Textile Heritage
Geography, Animals, and Agricultural Cycles
Social Structures, Language, and Daily Life
Local Clothing Styles, Looms, and Weaving Techniques
Metaphor and Myth in Weaving Symbols
Rituals
Public Rituals: Andean Religion, Pilgrimage, and Festivals
Rites of Passage and Healing, Ritual Offerings, and Masked Identity
Transitions within Cultures and the Mask of Progress
Glossary
Ritual and Agricultural Cycle of Inca Culture
Bibliography
Index
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