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Title: The Textile Art of Peru
Description: Lima: L. L. Editores; Industria Textil Piura S. A, 1991. Hardcover. Illustrated by 212 color plates 137 black and white; A compilation of six texts on historic Peruvian textile weaving from antiquity through the Spanish conquest in 1650, with the main text written by James W. Reid. Extracted from Bank of Peru series. First published as "Arte Textil del Peru". This book is an enlarged and expanded English version of the original Spanish text. Texts include: I. Textiles from the heavens; II. The Discovery of ancient Peruvian textiles in the 19th century; III. Textile-producing cultures of ancient Peru; IV. The protagonists: spinners, weavers and dyers; V. The textile as object: Description and uses; VI. The magical and sacred aura of the textile; VII. The role of the textile in social life; VIII. The textile as an economic factor; IX. The textile as a political tool; X. Iconography of the different cultures: Chavin - Paracas - Nazca - Tiahuanaco - Huari - Chimu - Chancay and Inca; XI. Technical facets of ancient Peruvian textiles; and XII. Ancient Peruvian textiles as artistic expression.; 4.5; 373 pp.. Very Good in Very Good dustjacket; 9 x 12 Hardback in dustjacket in Very Good condition .

Keywords: Pre-Columbian Peru Textile Weaving Pcol

Price: US$ 120.00 Seller: RugBooks
- Book number: BOOKS001266I



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