Weaving in the Peruvian Highlands: Dreaming Patterns, Weaving Memories

Weaving in the Peruvian Highlands: Dreaming Patterns, Weaving Memories⚣ [PDF] ✅ Weaving in the Peruvian Highlands: Dreaming Patterns, Weaving Memories By Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez ✰ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk A richly illustrated look at Andean weaving which embodies the living history and culture of the Peruvian highlands this guide extensively catalogs many of the intricate patterns found in traditional A richly illustrated look at Andean weaving the Peruvian PDF/EPUB ì which embodies the living history and culture of the Peruvian highlands this guide extensively catalogs many of the intricate patterns found in traditional Peruvian textiles Exploring the personal histories of the uechua people who sustain this tradition it examines how they weave extraordinary amounts of cloth on simple backstrap looms—just as their forebears have done for thousands of years—to make clothing rugs bedcovers potato Weaving in PDF \ sacks hunting slings and sacrificial fabrics for both their villages and for interested tourists How pattern names such as Meandering River or Lake With Flowers relate to the geography and history of the region is also discussed as is how the traditional natural materials and colors enhance the value of the work. I read about this book on Abby Franuemont's blog this post and was immediately intrigued I don't know much about weaving and I'm not yearning to learn that particular fiber art I read Abby's blog because she's a master spinner and I'm learning to spin She spent many childhood years in Chinchero Peru as her anthropologist parents were working there Be sure to scroll down on that blog page to get to the second of the two posts about Peru the second one talks about NildaI recently got my catalogue for the 2009 Maryland Sheep Wool Festival and Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez will be there She's giving a free talk on weaving in the Peruvian Andes on Sunday and I want to hear it And being a geek I felt the need to prepare to hear a lecture So I ILLed this book and consumed it all in one dayAll I have to say is WOW The stories are riveting the photographs are stunning and the execution of these fabrics is flawless I would love to visit the Andes one day to experience this landscape and culture firsthand When I go you can bet that visiting the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco which Alvarez founded will be at the top of my list I am so excited about hearing her speak in person in just a few weeks I picked up this book to get some examples of Peruvian design for an art project It's a short easy read with plenty of pictures and examples of Peruvian weaving Aside from a few editing mistakes it is well laid out and beautiful to look through I was hoping for a little bit considering the background of the author but for a simple introductory book to Peruvian weaving this worked well The attention to the differing detail in designs from community to community was wonderful This is not a how to book but a story of weaving as a social act for native Peruvian people The focus here is on regional variations of patterns local ideologies and understandings of those patterns and local knowledge about the act of weaving and its cultural signifigance With lots of colorful images of Peruvian weavings mostly in garments and accessories for the body and uotes from the makers themselves I thoroughly enjoyed the book the photos the stories We go from rearing to shearing to how the children are taught to local specialtiesOne caveat The summary here on Goodreads says this guide extensively catalogs many of the intricate patterns found in traditional Peruvian textiles Yes there are lots of photos but it is no catalog of patterns Beautiful excellent introduction to a resurging art form

Weaving in the Peruvian Highlands: Dreaming Patterns,
  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • Weaving in the Peruvian Highlands: Dreaming Patterns, Weaving Memories
  • Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez
  • English
  • 05 June 2016
  • 9781596680555