Textile Traditions of Chinchero: A Living Heritage: Tradiciones Textiles de Chinchero: Herencia Viva


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by Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez

Hundreds of vintage and fascinating full-color photos illustrate this bilingual book that explores the traditional weavers of Chinchero, Peru, at work on their traditional dress and costume. From shearing the wool and dyeing and spinning the yarn to the final weaving on traditional backstrap looms, all the aspects of this traditional art are detailed, and pattern motifs representing flora, fauna, geographical features, farm tools, and more are cataloged and explained. The role of special textiles in the rituals and festivals of the community is documented and the evolution of weaving over four generations is told in the voices of the elders of Chinchero.

Paperback: 184 pages
Publisher: Thrums, LLC; Bilingual edition (June 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0983886016
ISBN-13: 978-0983886013
Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 8.5 x 11 inches


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Weight 24 oz