Sunday, November 19, 2006

Table of Andean Types of Yarn - Aymara Expressions for and uses of - added

I also posted a chart of Aymara expressions for various types of camilid yarn traditionally produced in the Andes, as well as their uses.

http://www.geocities.com/denniskriz/khipu/Aymara-Types-of-Yarn.xls

Note that different kinds of yarn are used for different tasks and some yarn types are even associated with gender.

Reference: Penelope Z. Dansart, Earth, Water, Fleece and Fabric - An Enthnography and Archeology of Andean Camilid Herding (London and New York: Routledge 2002) pg 114-118.

Dennis Kriz
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