Hidden Threads of Peru: Q'Ero Textiles

Rowe, Ann Pollard; Cohen, John

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Synopsis: Q'ero is an isolated indigenous community in southern Peru, on the eastern slope of the Andes. In this harsh environment, a rich and complex textile tradition, the chief artistic expression of the Q'ero people, has endured from pre-Hispanic times. Woven from the hair of local alpacas, the colorful shawls, ponchos, bags, and other textiles produced are worn daily and form part of the rituals and ceremonies of Q'ero. Examining the textile traditions that are distinctive to Q'ero within those of the Cuzco area in general, Hidden Threads of Peru combines ethnography, anecdote, and textile art to offer fascinating new insights into a culture that can trace its traditions back to the Inca empire. The Q'ero people themselves discuss the significance of the fabrics they make and the nature of their Andean life, while photographs taken from the early twentieth century to the present day illustrate the daily life and rituals of the Q'ero people, as well as-in sumptuous full color-the textiles themselves, revealing the evolution and range of patterns over a one-hundred-year period.

About the Author: Ann Pollard Rowe is Curator of New World Textiles at The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C.

John Cohen is a photographer, filmmaker, and musician who has made many trips to Q'ero over the past forty years.

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Title: Hidden Threads of Peru: Q'Ero Textiles
Publisher: Merrell Publishers
Publication Date: 2002
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