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The Andean Science of Weaving


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A practical guide to one of the most sophisticated weaving traditions in the world

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Denise Y. Arnold is an international expert in Andean anthropology and has published widely on the culture, politics and traditions of the Andes. Elvira Espejo is Director of the Museum of Ethnography and Folklore in La Paz, Bolivia. She is a weaver, storyteller, poet and artist, and speaks Aymara and Quechua.


Will inspire weavers. . . . The intricacy and artistry of the items, most of which are woven on simple equipment, is astonishing. The vocabulary of weaving is illustrated in the weavers' native languages (Aymara and Quechua) as well as English and Spanish, and photographs of contemporary weavers illuminate the methods in action. The result is a volume that helps keep a vibrant and ancient culture alive.

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