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Textile Traditions of the Peruvian Highlands

 Author: Andean Textile Arts Programs  Category: Film and DVD  Published: 1970
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Textile Traditions of the Peruvian Highlands a video with a plus. Designed as a live Zoom presentation for groups it includes both a video narrated by Jennifer Moore and the real time presence of one or two ATA members to field a Q&A. During this hosted program weavers dyers knitters and spinners of the Peruvian highlands who are cooperative members of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC) are featured. The focus is on the preservation and revitalization of their traditional textile arts – including some techniques dating back to the Incas. These include the Andean way of spinning dyeing and knitting as well as the tools to create belts bands textiles woven edges and skirt borders. Through the video clips and images the weaving of doubleweave ikat tapestry and discontinuous and supplementary warps are also highlighted.


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