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Representations of Tradition in Latin American Boundary Textile Art

The Latin American Fashion Reader

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...Theoretical discussions on both tradition and boundary textile art reveal the complexities involved in defining these terms and their relationships to each other. In the past, scholars such as Kroeber (1948) viewed tradition as static...
...Andean societies continue to be among the most textile-oriented cultures in the world. This was evident in pre-Hispanic societies when no life cycle ritual was complete without the exchange or sacrifice of cloth (Murra, 1989 [1962...

The Peruvian Connection: A Retail Company

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Encyclopedia entry

...The Peruvian Connection is a global business with a humble beginning. Although the brand began with sweaters made from high-quality natural fibers, the Peruvian Connection currently designs, manufactures, and markets seasonal lines...

Southern Highland Peru

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Encyclopedia entry

...Cloth serves many purposes in the daily and ritual lives of contemporary Quechua people in the southern highlands of Peru. Handwoven alpaca and sheep-wool textiles provide the basic needs of warmth and protection in these rugged, cold...

Pre-Hispanic Northern Peru

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Encyclopedia entry

...Although rare in most parts of the world, objects of a usually perishable nature including wood, feathers, plant materials, and ancient textiles have been preserved from early periods along the desert Pacific Coast of South America...

“Why Do Gringos Like Black?” Mourning, Tourism and Changing Fashions in Peru

The Latin American Fashion Reader

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...Embroidered Objects and the Commoditization of Identity One April afternoon, Nilda Bernal took an order for a black vest from my friend. While Patricia Jurewicz and I were riding the bus from Arequipa to the Colca Valley for Semana Santa...

Christianity, Cloth and Dress in the Andes

Undressing Religion : Commitment and Conversion from a Cross-Cultural Perspective

Berg, 2000

Book chapter

...When the Spanish arrived in the Andes of South America in A. D. 1532–3 they encountered cultures with concepts of the cosmos, spirit world, human body, cloth and dress that they considered abhorrent and pagan. This resulted in a series...

Textile Arts of Taquile Island, Peru

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Encyclopedia entry

...Taquile is a small island in Lake Titicaca, on the Peruvian side, in the Andean altiplano (high plateau) at nearly 13,000 feet (3,815 meters), above sea level. This community’s indigenous, Quechua-speaking inhabitants are renowned worldwide...

The Center for Traditional Textiles of Cuzco, Peru

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Encyclopedia entry

...In 1994 the Center for the Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC: Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco) was established to promote and enable the weaving of traditional textiles in the Cuzco region of the central Andes. In part, CTTC...

Far Eastern Influences in Latin American Fashions

The Latin American Fashion Reader

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...In 1625, Thomas Gage wrote: (Gage 1958: 67) It is a by-word that at Mexico four things are fair; that is to say, the women, the apparel, the horses, and the streets. But to this I may add the beauty of some of the coaches of the gentry...