INCA: Textiles and Ornaments of the Andes



ISBN: 9789493039025 Category:

Lena Bjerregaard, Sophie Desrosiers, Beatriz Devia, Penelope Dransart, Elise Dufour, Peter Eeckhout, Christine Giuntini, Nicolas Goepfert, Ann H. Peters, Elena Phipps, Ann P. Rowe


A beautifully illustrated reference book that explores the textiles of the Andes, their patterns, fibres, feathers and techniques

The Incas and their predecessors are renowned for their ceramics, their precious metalwork and their colossal stone buildings. But how did they dress? Precious textiles were used by the Incas not only to clothe themselves but also as a symbol of power and identity, for sacrificial purposes and as a means of exchange. This book showcases a breathtaking selection of textiles and feathers, as well as gold, silver and shell jewelry.

With texts by ten renowned scholars and over 300 colour illustrations, Inca: Textiles and Ornaments from the Andes will allow you to discover the Inca’s mastery of the art of weaving, the incredible motifs and the variety of colours of fibres and feathers used in their textiles.

Additional information

Weight 976 g
Dimensions 21.1 x 26.5 cm
Publisher name Ludion
Publication date 1 July 2019
Number of pages 208
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 21.1 x 26.5 cm
Weight 976 g
The authors are all authorities on the subject, and are based at the following institutions: Lena Bjerregaards, Center of Textile Research, University of Copenhagen; Sophie Desrosiers, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris; Beatriz Devia Castillo, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Bogotá; Penelope Dransart, Trinity Saint David, University of Wales; Elise Dufour, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris; Peter Eeckhout, Université Libre de Bruxelles; Christine Giuntini, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Nicolas Goepfert, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris; Ann H. Peters, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; Elena Phipps, World Arts and Culture, University of California, Los Angeles, California; and Ann P. Rowe, Indigenous Latin American Textiles, Textile Museum, George Washington University Museum, Washington, DC.