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Weaving In The Peruvian Highlands

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Weaving In The Peruvian Highlands

£8.40

Handwoven fabrics are the living history and cultural treasure of the Peruvian highlands. The weavers who create these extraordinary textiles are keepers of the culture and sustainers of a noble but difficult lifestyle in tune with the earth.

Weaving in the Peruvian Highlands celebrates their authentic, well-crafted work by showing: Varied and distinctive styles of traditional clothing, the way the traditional crafts are passed from one generation to another, names and meaning of the myriad textile designs that reflect the culture and history of the people.

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Handwoven fabrics are the living history and cultural treasure of the Peruvian highlands. The weavers who create these extraordinary textiles are keepers of the culture and sustainers of a noble but difficult lifestyle in tune with the earth.

Weaving in the Peruvian Highlands celebrates their authentic, well-crafted work by showing: Varied and distinctive styles of traditional clothing, the way the traditional crafts are passed from one generation to another, names and meaning of the myriad textile designs that reflect the culture and history of the people, and rituals and celebrations in which woven fabrics plays such an important role.

Whether actually travelling to the Cusco region or armchair travelling, Weaving in the Peruvian Highlands is the essential guide to understanding and appreciating the areas wealth of textiles and charming, inventive weavers who create them.
“The armchair traveller will be amazed at the variety of designs . . . An excellent choice for ethnic textile collections in academic and large public libraries.” Library Journal

– Includes 184 colour photographs
– An essential guide to understanding and appreciating the areas wealth of textiles and charming, inventive weavers who create them

Pages: 128
Illustrations: 170
Dimensions: 202 x 253 mm
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1940655192

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