Textile Traditions of Mesoamerica and the Andes

Textile Traditions of Mesoamerica and the Andes

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In this volume, anthropologists, art historians, fiber artists, and technologists come together to explore the meanings, uses, and fabrication of textiles in Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia from Precolumbian times to the present. Originally published in 1991 by Garland Publishing, the book grew out of a 1987 symposium held in conjunction with the exhibit qCostume as Communication: Ethnographic Costumes and Textiles from Middle America and the Central Andes of South Americaq at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University.... (madrinos) in Juchitan wore in a wedding procession large openwork shawls crocheted of gold and silver metallic yarn with fringes. ... commerce at the turn of the century, coins were converted into earrings, necklaces, and chains hung with large medallions of gold. Covarrubias recorded thick, solid ropes of monedas that included U.S. gold pieces, Mexican centenarios, Guatemalan, and English coins.

Title:Textile Traditions of Mesoamerica and the Andes
Author:Margot Blum Schevill, Janet Catherine Berlo, Edward B. Dwyer
Publisher:University of Texas Press - 2010-07-05


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