Newsletter #5: Bibliographic Recomendation



… Diversity
By Bulletin TEXTILIA’s Editorial Council


Aliki Economides
Ediciones Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades de la BUAP, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México. 2002
114 páginas
Price: $25 €
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From the oldest conserved architecture treatise to some contemporary thoughts, the relationship between weaving and architecture hasn’t passed unnoticed. It couldn’t be any other way. There’s nothing more architectonic than the way a thread, simple line or vector, gets tangled over itself or intertwined with others to form a simple plane, and then those surfaces being pleated constitute the habitable space of our clothing, or fabrics and tapestries with which we cover our homes.

La Magia de los Hilos. Arte y tradición en el textil de Veracruz

GARCIA, Beauregard Lourdes; RODRIGUEZ, Aquino Lourdes y ANAYA, Yosi.
Editora de Gobierno del Estado, Xalapa Veracruz. 2008
158 páginas
Price: 50 dólares + envío.
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A second special edition of the historic award-winning publication of 1995, was published with some changes without leaving out any parts of the original version, which makes it an anthropologic and historic study of textile cultures and traditions of Veracruz thanks to the Ethnographic Collection of the Institute of Anthropology at Veracruz University. It comprises an introduction to Mesoamerican Indigenous attire, history, techniques, fibres, weaving, and dyes of the region, archaelogical evidence of prehispanic textiles on clay dolls, ethnic groups and their textiles, glossary, maps, and bibliography, profusely illustrated with color images throughout its 158 pages.

Tramarte: El Arte de Tejer en los Valles Calchaquíes

Edición de autor, 1a edición. Argentina, 2007
ISBN 978-987-05-2734-3
119 p
Price: 60 pesos argentinos
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Within these pages I describe weaving techniques learned in Luracatao, the place where I was born. I dedicate this work to its people as well as all the inhabitants of Calchaquí Valleys and each and every person performing the art of weaving on a loom.

My objective is to recuperate traditional techniques already almost forgotten so that they can remain alive, be re-created, and evolve. In today’s world where everything is fast, one must get used to and keep up with, technology arriving from developed countries, but without forgetting that each town has its own culture and tradition. Suffice to look back to realize who we are, what we’ve got, and be proud of our roots.

TELERAS: Memoria del monte quichua

CARBALLO, Belén y PAZ, Ricardo
Ediciones Arte Etnico Argentino, 2005
232 p
ISBN 987-22392-1-5
Price: $ 58 dólares
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Memory of Quichua Mount is a book about crafty blankets made in the Argentine province of Santiago del Estero. Two chapters were organized solely with photographs. That of Lucio Boschi, “Inter Twined” proposes a visual promenade by rural areas where this endangered art is developed. “Blankets,” with photographs by Andrés Barragán, is a trail through the knits themselves, in such vivid colors that they appear to “dare have biological existence”—according to Bernardo Canal Feijóo.

Textile protagonism throughout the work can’t hide the presence of teleras, or female weavers, thanks to whom this trade has been kept alive for hundreds of years.

Confección con fieltro: Técnicas sencillas y originales diseños

HARRIS, Gillian
Editorial Oceano, 2008
159 p
ISBN 978-84-7556-506-4
Price: $19.5 €
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Hand felting provides countless satisfactions and applications. It is a durable fabric that doesn’t fray, which may be used for fashion and home projects. With tuft of wool, water, and soap anyone can learn the art of creating felt.

Felt making covers all aspects of confection with this material, including flat, tridimensional, woven or needle felted, and more advanced techniques such as web felting.

Translation: Silvia Piza-Tandlich