Textiles from the Andes

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?In the world of the ancient Andes, textiles were often the most valuable commodity people possessedfar beyond gold and silverand they were a major medium for conveying critical cultural meaning. Textiles of the Andes features a wealth of rare and exquisite pieces, many of great iconographic and technical importance, ranging in date from the Paracas to the Inca and Colonial periods, from 200 BC to the late 18th century. Examples of contemporary Andean textiles complement the early pieces and illustrate the continuity of weaving traditions in the Andes. Detailed photos show each textile in full Glossary of technical analysis for designers Authoritative introduction by an expert in the field provides a context for appreciating and enjoying the superb and varied designs

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