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Andean Textile Traditions: Material Knowledge And Culture, Part 1, Elena Phipps Nov 2017

Andean Textile Traditions: Material Knowledge And Culture, Part 1, Elena Phipps

PreColumbian Textile Conference VII / Jornadas de Textiles PreColombinos VII

The development of rich and complex Andean textile traditions spanned millennia, in concert with the development of cultures that utilized textiles as a primary form of expression and communication. Understanding the importance of textiles in the Andean world, we can examine elements of their genesis and look at the trajectory from the earliest developments of fiber- made items to the extraordinarily complex and specific processes of textile making, such as warp-wrapping and discontinuous warp and weft weaving. These processes are examined in the context of the relationship between textiles and the sacred, highlighting the significance and agency of cloth in ...


Wilson, Daniel J. (Fa 1014), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2017

Wilson, Daniel J. (Fa 1014), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1014. Student folk studies project titled: “Weaving.” Project includes survey sheets with a description of the weaving process in Warren County, Kentucky. Sheets may include a brief description of belief, traditional practice, or tool, informant’s name, woven swatch, and photo.


Zanzabari Textile Designs Bridge Cultural Contexts In Graphics, Mark Hardison Jan 2015

Zanzabari Textile Designs Bridge Cultural Contexts In Graphics, Mark Hardison

Auctus: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

VCU senior Leah Schmidt studied textiles for two months in Zanzibar, Tanzania this past summer, focusing on native textile designs and traditional methods. A Graphic Design major, Schmidt was a recipient of both the VCU Arts Dean’s International Study Grant and an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Fellowship Grant (also known as a UROP Grant). Schmidt worked alongside her faculty advisor and many local Zanzabari designers and artisans to identify the methods used in screen printing, weaving, and batik dying. She related the designs and patterns of the Zanzabari natives to those she uses in graphic design.