Sunday, November 19, 2006

Table of Aymara expressions for Shades of Brown / Grey Added

Penelope Dansart noted recently that the Aymara speaking people of Isluga (near the Bolivian-Chilean border) conceptionally group colors in according to ascending or descending shades of brightness. The Isluga people call a conceptional grouping shades of colors a kisa.

Today I posted a chart of expressions used by the Isluga people to describe natural (undyed) camilid fibers of various shades brown and grey.

http://www.geocities.com/denniskriz/khipu/Shades-of-Brown-Gray.xls

Reference: Penelope Z. Dansart, Earth, Water, Fleece and Fabric - An Enthnography and Archeology of Andean Camilid Herding (London and New York: Routledge 2002) pg 105-106.

Dennis Kriz
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