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Weaving and Dyeing in Highland Ecuador - Ann Pollard Rowe

Weaving and Dyeing in Highland Ecuador

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Published: 6th March 2009
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Although less well known than its much-admired counterparts in Peru and Bolivia, highland Ecuadorian weaving is an Andean tradition that has relationships with these more southern areas. A world away from the industrialized textile manufacturing of Euro-American society, these handmade pieces reflect the history and artistry of an ancient culture.

This comprehensive study, edited by Ann Pollard Rowe, is unrivaled in its detail and includes not only descriptions of the indigenous weaving and dyeing technology, but also an interpretation of its historical significance, as well as hundreds of photographs, drawings, and maps that inform the understanding of the process.

The principal focus is on backstrap-loom weaving, a major pre-Hispanic technology. Ecuadorian backstrap looms, which differ in various ways from those found elsewhere in the Andes, have previously only been treated in general terms. Here, the basic operation of this style of loom is covered, as are a variety of patterning techniques including warp-resist (ikat) dyeing, weaving belts with twill, and supplementary- and complementary-warp patterning. Spanish colonial treadle-loom weaving is also covered. The weaving techniques are explained in detail, so the reader can replicate them if desired.

Textiles have been an important art form among Andean peoples from remote prehistory up to the present. A greater understanding of their creation process can yield a more meaningful appreciation of the art itself.

Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: The Land and the People Ann P. Rowe and Lynn A. Meisch 1. Plain Weave on the Backstrap Loom Introduction Ann P. Rowe Poncho Weaving in Pual??, Cotopaxi Province Laura M. Miller The Vertical Loom in Carchi Province Ann P. Rowe 2. Warp-Resist-Patterned Wool Ponchos and Blankets Introduction Ann P. Rowe Ponchos in Chordeleg, Azuay Province Lynn A. Meisch Blankets in Quero, Tungurahua Province Laura M. Miller Blankets in Pungal??, Eastern Chimborazo Province Ann P. Rowe and Laura M. Miller Poncho Rosado in Paniquindra, Eastern Imbabura Province Laura M. Miller 3. Warp-Resist-Patterned Cotton Shawls and Ponchos Introduction Ann P. Rowe Macanas in Rumipamba de las Rosas, Cotopaxi Province Laura M. Miller Pa??os in the Gualaceo Area, Azuay Province Ann P. Rowe Kokomuro Poncho in Cacha Obraje, Central Chimborazo Province Laura M. Miller and Ann P. Rowe 4. Belts with Supplementary-Warp Patterning Introduction Ann P. Rowe Supplementary Warp Controlled by a Second Heddle Rod (with Pickup), Salasaca, Tungurahua Province Laura M. Miller Supplementary Warp Controlled by a Second Heddle Rod (with Pickup), Saraguro, Loja Province Ann P. Rowe and Lynn A. Meisch Supplementary Warp Controlled by a Second Heddle Rod (with Pickup), Molob??g, Eastern Chimborazo Province Ann P. Rowe Supplementary Warp Controlled by a Second Heddle Rod (with Pickup), Nit??n, Tungurahua Province Ann P. Rowe Supplementary Warp Controlled by a Second Shed Stick (with Pickup), Collage, Cotopaxi Province Ann P. Rowe Supplementary Warp Controlled by Second Shed Stick (with Pickup), Antonio Cando Camuendo, La Compa????a, Otavalo Area, Imbabura Province Ann P. Rowe Supplementary Warp Controlled by Second Shed Stick (with Pickup), Natabuela, Imbabura Province Ann P. Rowe Supplementary Warp Controlled by Second Shed Stick (with Pickup), Carlos Conter??n, Ilum??n, Otavalo Area, Imbabura Province Ann P. Rowe Supplementary Warp Controlled by Second Shed Stick (with Pickup), Chibuleo, Tungurahua Province Ann P. Rowe Supplementary Warp Entirely Loom Controlled, Bar Design, Collage, Cotopaxi Province Ann P. Rowe Supplementary Warp Entirely Loom Controlled, Miguel Andrango, Agato, Otavalo Area, Imbabura Province Ann P. Rowe Supplementary Warp Entirely Loom Controlled, Jos?? Manuel Bautista, Agato, Otavalo Area, Imbabura Province Ann P. Rowe Supplementary Warp Entirely Loom Controlled, Cacha, Central Chimborazo Province Ann P. Rowe 5. Turn-Banded 2/1 Twill Belts Introduction Ann P. Rowe La Compa????a, Otavalo Area, Imbabura Province Ann P. Rowe Nitiluisa, Central Chimborazo Province Ann P. Rowe and Laura M. Miller 6. 2/1 Herringbone Complementary-Warp Weave Ponchos of the Otavalo Area, Imbabura Province Ann P. Rowe 7. 3/1 Alternating Complementary-Warp Weave Belts Introduction Ann P. Rowe Banderilla Belt in Paniquindra, Eastern Imbabura Province Laura M. Miller Kawi??a Belt in Central Chimborazo Province Laura M. Miller Ca??ari Belts, Ca??ar Province Laura M. Miller and Ann P. Rowe 8. Treadle-Loom Weaving Introduction Ann P. Rowe Santa Teresita, Northern Chimborazo Province Ann P. Rowe and Laura M. Miller Salasaca, Tungurahua Province Laura M. Miller and Ann P. Rowe Belt Weaving in Ariasucu, Otavalo Area, Imbabura Province Lynn A. Meisch and Rudi Colloredo-Mansfield 9. Natural Dyeing Techniques Introduction Ann P. Rowe Walnut Ann P. Rowe Indigo Ann P. Rowe and Lynn A. Meisch Cochineal in Salasaca, Tungurahua Province Ann P. Rowe and Laura M. Miller Conclusions Ann P. Rowe Notes Glossary References Cited Contributors Index

ISBN: 9780292774681
ISBN-10: 0292774680
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Published: 6th March 2009