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Modern item of male clothing that covers the upper part of the body, made initially by men from baize, by hand: it has a wide and loose stile and more recently it is made out of cloth.
campo cuadrado
Figurative motif of the geographical and production environment. It has a square form with appendices of straight lines on the long sides and curls or scrolls at the two ends. We identify this motif as a square field, probably irrigated land, indicated by the straight lines and wavy lines. It is found in warp faced archaeological textiles from the Early Colonial Period (1535-1780 AD).
Receptacle, for example, for weaving tools, made out of plant fibres.
Style of textile that reproduces iconographic patterns of the Candelaria culture.
capacho cotidiano
Men's bag, like a rectangular haversack, that has woollen bobbles with fringes on the sides and lower part: made on a base of sheep's wool, and is carried as a bandoleer thanks to a wide sash that is joined to the extremes of the upper opening.
capillo puntiagudo
Pointed head covering of woven fibre that in some Chilean regions has long ear flaps that reach down to the shoulders and a similar extension in the back part.
características del sistema de conocimiento
Specific characteristics of the ensemble of knowledge(s) of a determinate society or culture, interrelations in a system that are expressed in textiles, which yield a certain emphasis according to the ecology and social life of a particular region.
características del sistema de representaciones
Specific characteristicsof the ensemble of representations in a culture or society expressed in textiles whose emphasis depends on the ecology and social life of a particular region.
caracterización de estos cambios
Characterisation of the changes in textiles of a particular region by structures, techniques, styles, colours and iconographic composition, as well as the analysis of the social forces behind those changes (institutional influences, modernisation, globalisation, etc).
Textile style that reproduces in warp faced cloths reproduces the design patterns of the Carangas Cabuza groups.
cardador áspero de fibra
Carding instrument with the teeth of the comb spaced widely apart, with which the first rough carding is done.
cardador de fibra
Carding instrument, in the past made out of the carda or fruit of the cardon cactus, but now a metal comb.
cardador fino de fibra
Carding instrument, with the teeth of the comb narrowly spaced, with which the last carding is done.
cardador mediano de fibra
Carding instrument, with the teeth of the comb medianly spaced, in which the second, middle carding is done.
Cloth woven on a loom which is placed on a mule's back, like a mat or cushion to sit on.
Covering made out of solid material used to protect the head from blows or wounds, generally, in a situation of battle or warfare.
casco de guerra
Battle helmet used to protect the head in situations of warfare.
casco de varillas
Helmet with a structure made of cane or other plant material filled out with pieces of spun camelid wool, composed of horizontal sticks and with polychrome geometrical motifs, sometimes carrying complex accessories like handfuls of feathers, pieces of human hair or hat-band like pieces of textile: belonging to the Wari culture. In early colonial times, this piece of war armour was made out of leather.
Hat, worn by men, with a wide brim and low crown, made out of beaver pelt, its use resulting from the influence of hats used in bull-fights in Spain.
Hybrid textile style with late regional patterns from the Atacama region together with Inka elements.
Head dress used to cover the head with two feather in the front part as decoration.
Ceja de selva_B
Region made up of the strip of tropical and sub-tropical piedmont that runs north-south from the border with Peru in the department of La Paz to the frontier with Argentina in the department of Tarija.
Ceja de selva_P
Region made up of the strip of tropical and sub-tropical piedmont that runs north-south from the border with Ecuador to the border with Bolivia.
Type of wide and long strap or sash that Aymara women used in the pre-Colombian and early colonial period to carry their cradle.
cesta de instrumentos
Receptacle of basketware, generally in rectangular form, approximately 15 cm deep, often with a hinged lid, used to keep instruments used for spinning, plaiting, dyeing, sewing and finishing, especially spindles, needles, samples, threads and pigments, amongst other things.
ch'aku - t'amphulli
Woolly breed of llama, with long hair on the forehead and ears.
Textile style of groups from the 'eye-of-the-forest', in warp face and tapestry characterised by technical and iconographic syncretism across various periods.
Tropical dry region comprised of parts of the departments of Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca and Tarija. It is bounded by the 'eyebrow of the forest' to the west, Amazonia to the north, and the borders of the country with Brazil and Argentina to the east and south.
chacra - cajón con líneas y ganchos
Figurative motif related to the geographic and productive environment, elaborated in bands of design in warpfaced textiles, in selected technique counting by pairs 2/2, and in some cases counting by odd 2/1. This motif is found in historic textiles of the Pacajes Early Colonial stye (1535 AD - 1780 AD) and in ethographic textiles of the styles knwn as Qharaqhara norte, Charkas norte, Charkas sur y Quillacas, amongst others. Generally they belong to design bands found immediately to the side of pampas and/or wide stripes.
chacra - hexágono de segmentos
Figurative motif related to the geographic and productive environment made out of segments of hexagons. Found in ethnographic warp-faced cloths in the textiles of the Isla de Taquile in Perú, and of the Islas and Mollo styles in Bolivia, forming part of bands of designs, elaborated through selected technique with paired weft, and selected technique with basic odd count 1/1.