Weaving for the Afterlife (Maiman Collection, Volume 1)

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9789659095506: Weaving for the Afterlife (Maiman Collection, Volume 1)

This book is a luxurious limited edition featuring 293 textiles in full color (high-resolution) photographs with thoughtful graphic design. Each object is described in detail including textile technique, context and archaeological explanations by distinguished specialists. The Maiman Collection is an outstanding private collection of Peruvian Pre-Colombian Art located in Herzeliya Israel. It eloquently demonstrates the creativity and skill of the indigenous population. The catalogue opens with an impressive Chavin fragment followed by Paracas, Nazca and Moche. The section on Huari has 49 pieces showing the variety of styles in the Middle Horizon. One of the most interesting chapters deals with pieces by the Lambayeque, scarce in most collections. There are fourteen items from this culture with important iconographic significance. The Late Intermediate is well represented by 129 pieces from the North, Central and South Coasts. Many of these items are of extraordinary beauty. The collection of the Inca period is comprised of 68 items and covers a variety of provincial styles. Editorial reviews: Gary Urton Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies Department of Anthropology Harvard University "..."Weaving for the Afterlife" -- is a truly magnificent publication! Please give my profound thanks to the co-editors of this set of volumes. They represent an extremely important addition to the literature on Andean South America and an exceptionally important resource for the study and appreciation of Pre-Columbian Andean weaving and textile arts." Joanne Pillsbury Director of Studies, Pre-Columbian Program Dumbarton Oaks "Thank you very much for the beautiful set of volumes, Weaving for the Afterlife. This is a tremendous contribution to the field, and it gives me great pleasure to see these works (so often overlooked) presented so expertly. Everyone who has entered my office has exclaimed about the quality of the publication".

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