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Earth, Water, Fleece and Fabric By Penny Dransart

Earth, Water, Fleece and Fabric by Penny Dransart

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

Through a richly detailed examination of the practices of spinning yarn from the fleece of llamas and alpacas, Earth, Water, Fleece and Fabric explores the relationship that herders of the present and of the past have maintained with their herd animals in the Andes. Dransart juxtaposes an ethnography of an Aymara herding community, based on more than ten years fieldwork in Isluga in the Chilean highlands, with archaeological material from excavations in the Atacama desert.
Impeccably researched, this book is the first systematic study to set the material culture of pastoral communities against an understanding of the long-term effects of herding practices.

Earth, Water, Fleece and Fabric Reviews

'There is a great deal to learn from careful reading of this important work.' - Textile History

' ... the book as a whole with its wealth of information, accuracy and detail ... is the sort of book that should be on essential reading lists and will stay there. It will not go out of fashion as theoretical trends come and go.' - Maggie Bolton, The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

'This is a gem of a book.' - British Bulletin of Publications

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NLS9780415753821
9780415753821
0415753821
Earth, Water, Fleece and Fabric: An Ethnography and Archaeology of Andean Camelid Herding by Penny Dransart
New
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2014-08-15
336
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