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Artikelcode: 7091

Textiles of Central and South America


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Textiles of Central and South America
192 pages
color photos
Hard cover with dust jacket
29 x 22 cm
1,034 kg
English

The rich textile traditions of Central and South America date back to pre-Hispanic Conquest times. This fascinating book looks at both the differences and the similarities between the weaving and textile techniques and traditions of the various Latin American countries, and explores the symbolic meanings of the designs woven into or imprinted onto the cloth. The topics covered include: Design and production, including the different types of loom and weaving techniques and the various spinning and dyeing methods; Fibres and threads, yarns and fabric sources; Manipulated thread crafts, including knitting and crochet, plaiting, knotting and netting, and the Spanish Sol needle-laces; Embroidery, both hand and machine, as well as the chain-stitch embroidery worked in Peru, the politically inspired embroidery of Arpilleras, and the applique pictures of Chile, Peru and Guatemala; Beadwork, both embroidered and strung; and Finishing, decorative edging and fringing.