Edited by Lynne A. Meisch TRADITIONAL TEXTILES OF THE ANDES : Life and Cloth in the Highlands. The Jeffrey Appleby Collection of Andean Textiles
United Kingdom Thames & Hudson/Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 1997 0500279853 / 9780500279854 First Edition Softcover Very Good +
157pp., 170 illustrations, 147 in colour. B/white map. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated (Front cover: Poncho, 1830; Rear cover: Woman's mantle, c. 1970) card wrapper negligibly edgeworn, several small, soft creases. "Published in association with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 'Traditional Textiles of the Andes' features eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth-century indigenous textiles woven by the Aymara and Quechua. The elaborately patterned pieces are all drawn from the previously unpublished and remarkable Jeffrey Appleby Collection and include everyday and ceremonial textiles of all types - ponchos, skirts, belts, hats, slings. The accompanying essays by Lynn A Meisch, Amy Oakland Rodman, Ed Franquemont, Margot Blum Schevill and Barbara Arthur address such topics as the long history of fibers, dyes, imagery, and textile use in the region; and the effects of urbanization and westernization on traditional Andean weaving . . ." Contents include: Foreword, To Honour the Ancestors: Life and Cloth in the Andes, Weaving in a High Land: A Continuous Tradition, The True Treasure of Andean Textiles, The Jeffrey Appleby Collection of Andean Textiles, Woven Jewels: The Finishing Details, Catalogue Raissone, Glossary of Foreign Words, Refs. and Works Consulted, About the Authors, Index. Book weight approx. 840g.