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Weaving Metaphors, Weaving Cosmos

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ISBN-10: 3843372438

ISBN-13: 9783843372435

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jane Rehl

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Weaving Metaphors, Weaving Cosmos is a history of ancient Peruvian textiles created between 300 BCE and 1540 CE with discontinuous warps and wefts (DWW), as well as an interpretation of their meaning. DWW technology, not developed at any other time in the history of weaving world wide, produces a patterned plain-weave cloth in which the warps and wefts are equal, visible partners, a visual metaphor for the paired principles of balance and reciprocity, "ayni" in Quechua, the language of the Inka and traditional present-day highlanders. In general, DWW textiles appear to have been reserved for ritual use, funerary rites in particular in which case they were part of a mummy bundle, placed in…    
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Book details

List price: $107.00
Publisher: Lap Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Company KG
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.84" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English