In this volume, anthropologists, art historians, fiber artists, and technologists come together to explore the meanings, uses, and fabrication of textiles in Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia from Precolumbian times to the present. Originally published in 1991 by Garland Publishing, the book grew out of a 1987 symposium held in conjunction with the exhibit "Costume as Communication: Ethnographic Costumes and Textiles from Middle America and the Central Andes of South America" at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University.
About the Author:
Margot Blum Schevill is a textile consultant for the P. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Janet Catherine Berlo is Professor of Art History at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Edward B. Dwyer is Associate Provost at the Rhode Island School of Design.