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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 214 pages
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press; 1st edition (February 18, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826329349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826329349
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #950,092 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"There seems little doubt that Heckman is correct in her central thesis of textiles as metaphors and, further, that the metaphors are in many ways alive and persistent in the identity of rural Quechua-speaking peoples. The book is certainly important to those who appreciate and value old and contemporary textiles and is an excellent example of the integration of textile research into aesthetic anthropology."

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Andrea Heckman beautifully illustrates how the Quechua people of southern Peru tell their cultural stories in their textiles and use their weaving in centuries-old ceremonies, sustaining a connection to the past.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By D. Donovan, Editor/Sr. Reviewer on April 20, 2006
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WOVEN STORIES: ANDEAN TEXTILES & RITUALS is a specialty item recommended for two very different collections: college-level art libraries, and college-level studies specializing in other cultures. The Quechua people of southern Peru may be farmer but they are also weavers from generations past, and their textiles are imbedded with local symbols and processes with a long past. Quchua weavers work in textile forms and designs not seen elsewhere in the Andes: Heckman provides a powerful ethnographic account of these textiles and their role in Quechua daily life, linking patterns and designs with the larger fabric of Andean society. Color photos of both textiles and peoples pack a cultural and artistic survey unique in its offerings.
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