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Ethnographic Textile Heritage of America

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COURSE IN SPANISH JUSTIFICATION: This course will fully address the textile cultural map of America, with the influences of other cultures that they contributed techniques, styles and materials. Relating aesthetic, technical, philosophical aspects, belief systems and ways to communicate through textil. The historical links of the archaeological material with the productions of the modernity and contemporaneity will be analyzed. Through the conservation of different types of pieces and materials, students will be guided to identify and classify them. Practices will be carried out through digital material and the pieces themselves that they have to reach in their collections. SESSIONS SESSION 1: Introduction to American ethnographic heritage. Traditional techniques, fabrics, materials and typologies. SESSION 2: Documentation and file. SESSION 3: Andean Zone. El hilado y las fibras. Printed fabrics, embroideries, fabrics, braiding, dyeing by reservation, three-dimensional objects. SESSION 4: Andean Zone. Clothing system, functional textiles for other uses. Historical facts, ceremonies and celebrations. SESSION 5: MesoAmerica, the persistence of the symbol. Color as an identity system. SESSION 6: Patagonia (Pampa and Meseta), the Andean influence on the plain. North America, native textiles and influence colonial. SESSION 7: Amazonia. Plumaria, chaquiras. SESSION 8: Practices: recognition of samples and conclusions.





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I really enjoyed getting to know the manufacturing techniques of feathers!
All the knowledge shared in the classes was very good.

Esmerina Costa Luis - Brazil

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