Earth, Water, Fleece and Fabric: An Ethnography and Archaeology of Andean Camelid Herding

Earth, Water, Fleece and Fabric: An Ethnography and Archaeology of Andean Camelid Herding

by Penny Dransart

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ISBN-13: 9780415753821
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/18/2002
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates vii

List of figures ix

List of tables xi

Preface xiii

1 Threads through time 1

2 Camelids, land and water in the South-Central Andes 15

3 Caring for herd animals in Isluga 47

4 Flowers of the herds: the wayñu ceremony in Isluga 82

5 The transformation of fleece into yarn 101

6 Historical perspectives on herding technology 127

7 The emergence of herding societies in the Atacama 155

8 The yarns and fabrics of Tulan societies 201

9 Conclusions: earth, water, fleece and fabric 236

Appendix 246

Glossary 265

Notes 271

Bibliography 281

Index 302

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