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 - PreColumbian Textiles in the Ethnological Museum in Berlin
PreColumbian Textiles in the Ethnological Museum in

The Ethnological Museum in Berlin, Germany, houses Europe's largest collection of PreColumbian textiles-around 9000 well-preserved examples. Lena Bjerregaard was conservator of these materials 2000-2014, and she worked with many international researchers to analyze and publicize the collection. This book includes seven of their essays on the museum's holdings - by Bea Hoffmann, Ann Peters, Susan Bergh, Lena Bjerregaard, Jane Feltham, Katalin Nagy, and Gary Urton. Its second part is a 177-page catalogue of 273 selected representative items, arranged by period and style. There are more than 380 photographs. Styles or cultures shown include Paracas, Nasca, Sican/Lambayeque, Ychsma, Chavin, Siguas, Tiwanaku, Wari, Chimu, Central Coast, Chancay, South Coast, Inca, and Colonial. Items pictured include tunics, clothing, tapestry, hats, belts, headbands, samplers, borders, and khipus. Materials include camelid fibers, feathers, hair, cotton, reed, straw, and other plant fibers.

  • ASIN: 1609621085
 - Animal Myth and Magic: Images from Pre-Columbian Textiles
Animal Myth and Magic: Images from Pre-Columbian

The ancient Andean universe was alive with myth and pulsing with animate energy. In pre-Columbian traditions, nature and culture were inseparable – a belief that found its richest expression through intense symbolic identification with the animal world. Andean societies incorporated animals and animal imagery into ceremony and costume, ritual space and experience, social life and economy. Animals have shaped Andean peoples’ vision of themselves, and of their shamans and rulers. They signified prestige, spiritual power, and contact with the supernatural. Animals also figured prominently among the constellations of the southern sky, as characters in myth and folklore, and in acts of divination and sacrifice. These connections forge the most vivid metaphors and icons of Andean ritual and art. Animal Myth and Magic explores the central place and significance of animals in the Andean cosmovision through the prism of South American archaeology, anthropology, natural history and mythology. Illustrated with 155 marvelous images from pre-Columbian textiles, this unique anthology discusses over forty-five species, from the hummingbird and butterfly to the llama and jaguar. The depictions-from surreal to naturalistic, are awe-provoking to whimsical, abstract to totemic-span a diversity...

  • ASIN: B07DGZB75Q
 - Junius B. Bird Pre-Columbian Textile Conference, May 19th and 20th, 1973. (Papers Ed by Ann Pollard Rowe)
Junius B. Bird Pre-Columbian Textile Conference, May 19th and 20th, 1973. (Papers Ed by Ann Pollard

Papers delivered by various scholars of textiles and textile production in the Andean area (Incas) as well as other pre-Colombian cultures in the Andean area and Mesoamerica.

  • ASIN: 088402086X
 - PreColumbian Textile Conference VII / Jornadas de Textiles PreColombinos VII
PreColumbian Textile Conference VII / Jornadas de Textiles PreColombinos

From May 31st to June 4th, 2016, the 7th International European conference on pre-Columbian textiles was held in Copenhagen. This volume unites seven original articles on pre-Columbian textiles from Mexico, which compare information on 20th century finds first described by Alba Guadelupe Mastache with that from previously unpublished finds and recently discovered contexts. A unique chapter presents the technical analysis and replication of a pre-Columbian tunic recovered in a cave site in Arizona, at the northern margins of the Mesoamerican interaction sphere. Thirteen articles on archaeological textiles from the central Andes include analysis of both textile assemblages preserved in museum collections and those recovered during recent fieldwork in archaeological sites of the Andean desert coast. These include textile assemblages representing the Initial and Formative Periods, Paracas and Nasca contexts, the Middle Horizon, diverse late Intermediate Period assemblages and emblematic Inca garments.

  • ASIN: 1609621158
 - Rediscovery of Pre-Columbian Textiles
Rediscovery of Pre-Columbian

  • ASIN: B000EEWXT8
 - Junius P. Bird Pre-Columbian Textile Conference, May 19th and 20th, 1973
Junius P. Bird Pre-Columbian Textile Conference, May 19th and 20th,

  • ASIN: B009ZEAO26
 - Peruvian Featherworks: Art of the Precolumbian Era
Peruvian Featherworks: Art of the Precolumbian

Of universal appeal and great beauty, Peruvian featherworking was part of a highly sophisticated textile tradition spanning several thousand years. Although these rare treasures, which include vibrantly colored and detailed garments, headdresses, personal ornaments, and ritual objects, have been admired and collected by connoisseurs for decades, this unusual and exquisite art form has not been much investigated or published.Peruvian Featherworks, a magnificently illustrated publication, is the first in-depth and authoritative review of featherworking traditions in Ancient Peru. Written by seven international experts in the textile arts and archaeology, the texts include a discussion of important recent discoveries, considerations of iconography, and basic technical characteristics of featherworks. Nearly seventy outstanding pieces are discussed, as well as evidence of feather mosaic on textiles and other media in most major Andean cultures, from the Paracas (about 600–100 B.C.) through the Inca (1470–1534).

  • ASIN: 0300169795
 - Shamans, Supernaturals & Animal Spirits: Mythic Figures From the Ancient Andes
Shamans, Supernaturals & Animal Spirits: Mythic Figures From the Ancient

Shamans, Supernaturals and Animal Spirits is a unique visual encyclopedia exploring the mythical and shamanic figures represented in the extraordinary textile art of the pre-Columbian civilizations of the Andes. Over a span of 2000 years, textile artists –– weavers, embroiderers, painters and dyers –– gave vivid form to the multitude of fantastical supernatural personages and animals that populated the imaginations, cosmologies, cultural narratives, and ritual traditions of the ancient Andean peoples. Illustrated with over 400 fully annotated color plates, the 2 volume set traces the aesthetic and symbolic evolution of this visionary iconography. The images of otherworldly divinities, ancestral icons, warlords, warriors, surreal beings and animal archetypes conceived by the Chavín, Paracas, Wari, Chimú, Inka and other major cultures (from 500 BC – AD 1530) were depicted with intricate detail and superb color. Costumed ritualists, trancing shamans, shapeshifters, and animals with symbolic characteristics and powers (such as jaguars, hawks, killer whales, and snakes) express the core notion of spiritual metamorphosis that shaped ancient Andean religious cults dedicated to oracles, hallucinogenic rituals, ancestral veneration, and reverence for the forces embodied in...

  • ASIN: B07DGZXKKV
 - The Chronology and Iconography of Paracas-style Textiles (Reprinted From the Junius B. Bird Pre-columbian Textile Conference)
The Chronology and Iconography of Paracas-style Textiles (Reprinted From the Junius B. Bird Pre-columbian Textile

  • ASIN: B018PJS1F8
 - Problems in pre-Columbian textile classification (Florida State University studies)
Problems in pre-Columbian textile classification (Florida State University

  • ASIN: B0007E9NCA
 - Art & Auction Magazine - De Kooning at 90: Trouble Times - Nomads, Guerillas and Other Galleries - Pre-Columbian Textiles Emerge [November 1993]
Art & Auction Magazine - De Kooning at 90: Trouble Times - Nomads, Guerillas and Other Galleries - Pre-Columbian Textiles Emerge [November

  • ASIN: B004M6709C
 - The Iconography of the Art of Teotihuacan (Studies in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology)
The Iconography of the Art of Teotihuacan (Studies in Pre-Columbian Art and

  • ASIN: B0007DLU22
 - The identification of natural dyes in pre-Columbian Andean textiles by mass spectrometry (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Chemistry. Thesis. 1977. M.S)
The identification of natural dyes in pre-Columbian Andean textiles by mass spectrometry (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Chemistry. Thesis. 1977.

  • ASIN: B0006X0G5K
 - Anthology of Spanish American Thought and Culture
Anthology of Spanish American Thought and

“The texts stitch past and present in a tapestry that in its warp and weft maps out the vastness of continental cultures.”―Ileana Rodríguez, author of Liberalism at Its Limits: Crime and Terror in the Latin American Cultural Text“A first-rate, unique gathering of key texts and images from throughout Spanish America, ranging from pre-Hispanic myths and stories through some astounding Colonial personalities and speculations and to developments and fresh evaluations from our twenty-first century.”―Gene H. Bell-Villada, coeditor of Writing Out of Limbo: International Childhoods, Global Nomads and Third Culture KidsThis landmark anthology brings together more than sixty myths, poems, memoirs, manifestos, and works of fiction translated from Spanish to English, some for the first time. It is an ambitious introduction to Spanish American thought and culture, featuring historiographies by mestizo intellectuals of the Colonial periods; thought-pieces by eighteenth-century Jesuits; personal accounts by indigenous authors, women in struggle, and labor activists; and excerpts from Reinaldo Arenas, the exiled gay Cuban poet, playwright, and novelist.From disciplines including history, politics, anthropology, religion, literature, art, and architecture and written by famous histor...

  • ASIN: 0813062888
 - Precolumbian terracottas; (Cameo)
Precolumbian terracottas;

Discusses the arts of Central and South America before the arrival of European influence. A Cameo book. 71 color plates. 158p. Measures 5.5x7.5 inches.

  • Brand: Brand: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
  • ASIN: 0600012182
 - Pre-Columbian Woven Treasures in the National Museum of Denmark
Pre-Columbian Woven Treasures in the National Museum of

Pizarro's conquest of Peru in 1532 and his subsequent introduction of the Catholic Church obliterated Incan civilisation. One great loss was textile traditions that had been evolving for millennia during the rise and fall of numerous cultures. Fortunately for textile historians, the region's prehistoric peoples left thousands of mummies buried in the desert, some of them wrapped in more than a hundred pieces of cloth. These mummy bundles show that pre-Columbian Peruvians had mastered all the textile technologies known to preindustrial Europe, as well as others unknown there, such as discontinuous warp and double wrap techniques. This volume examines the items in the National Museum's collection of pre-Columbian textiles, some of them dating back to 500 BCE. Bjerregaard provides a brief but intriguing history of these finds, which were recovered from graves about a century ago by archaeologists, amateurs and thieves. A technical analysis of the various weaving techniques follows, accompanied by helpful illustrations. Most of the book, however, is devoted to the finds themselves, which feature figurative and mythic as well as abstract patterns. For each item, there is a detailed description, a fibre analysis and at least one photograph. A number of colour photos attest to the surpr...

  • Brand: Brand: Aarhus University Press
  • ASIN: 8789384911
 - Color World Culture: American Indian Art, Pre-Columbian Art (Volume 2)
Color World Culture: American Indian Art, Pre-Columbian Art (Volume

This 'Color World Culture Volume-2 (American Indian Art & Pre-Columbian Art)' extends far beyond a regular coloring book. There are thirty-eight pages including two bonus pages full of images that are both culturally rich and stunning. These images are multifunctional and besides coloring, can be used to create cut-outs, masks, and various other crafts. There is a synopsis of the art forms included in the volumes, complete with a brief historical footnote for each image. Overall the images are carefully chosen to inspire creativity in the minds of all the participants.A Review of the Educational Value of the World Culture Art Coloring Series------------------------------------------------------------Research has shown that drawing and coloring are vitally important creative outlets for young children as they enable them to become immersed in their own colorful imaginary worlds which can be translated onto paper. Significantly, these activities are not only fun but also support a child’s educational and creative development, a fact which Mrinal Mitra, author, and illustrator of the popular World Culture Coloring Series, is clearly cognizant. His books, which, amongst others, include Color Egyptian Art, Color Phoenician Art, Color African Art, and Color American Indian Art, not o...

  • ASIN: 1514269708
 - Paracas Ritual Attire: Symbols of Authority in Ancient Peru (Civilization of the American Indian Series)
Paracas Ritual Attire: Symbols of Authority in Ancient Peru (Civilization of the American Indian

The richly embroidered Paracas fabrics were discovered early in the 20th century by grave robbers who introduced the ritual garments to collectors around the world. Hundreds of these fabrics survive as artistic documents of a society in which cloth and costume were essential forms of visual communication. Paul discusses how the weaving functioned symbolically, conveying information about the world view of ancient Paracas society and the social role of its leaders. Abundantly illustrated with line drawings and color photos. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

  • Brand: Brand: Univ of Oklahoma Pr
  • ASIN: 0806122307
 - Animals in Pre-columbian Art: A Comprehensive Exibition of Animals Wild, Domestic, and Divine in Stone, Pottery, Textile, Jade and Gold From 1000 B.C. to A.D. 1500
Animals in Pre-columbian Art: A Comprehensive Exibition of Animals Wild, Domestic, and Divine in Stone, Pottery, Textile, Jade and Gold From 1000 B.C. to A.D.

  • ASIN: B0016RS3R8
 - The Casma City of El Purgatorio: Ancient Urbanism in the Andes (Ancient Cities of the New World)
The Casma City of El Purgatorio: Ancient Urbanism in the Andes (Ancient Cities of the New

“Defines the Casma culture and demonstrates its importance in late Andean prehistory for the north coast of Peru. Vogel’s pioneering work at El Purgatorio sets the stage for anticipated future studies.”—Thomas Pozorski, University of Texas-Pan American   “This detailed study fills a major gap in coastal Andean prehistory while also addressing broader issues of ancient urbanism and the variability of urban forms in pre-industrial societies.”—Daniel H. Sandweiss, University of Maine   The Casma state, which flourished on the north coast of Peru in the centuries before European contact, is an important and vastly understudied ancient culture. Its capital city, El Purgatorio, was inhabited from ca. 700–1400 AD. The rise and fall of El Purgatorio spans a period of dynamic transition in Andean history but has rarely been mentioned in previous research.             Melissa Vogel investigates this extensive, monumental urban site in The Casma City of El Purgatorio. Using the city’s architecture and spatial organization, its rituals, religion, and mortuary practices, its political economy, and other material evidence, she describes the people who lived there. A culmination of Vogel’s sixteen-year study of the Casma culture, this book demonstrates how ancie...

  • ASIN: 0813062152

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