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contenedor de instrumentos
Receptacle whose function is to contain instruments used in making textiles.
Situation of interdependence between different material referents through the meanings and values attributed to them. This demands an archaeological and anthropological approach to method and focus.
contorno aserrado
Figurative motif composed of triangular forms similar to mountains that appear on the bands of designs accompanying other motifs and referring to the economic and geographical context. In archaeological warpfaced textiles it is elaborated in one by one reselected technique counting by basic even 2/2, selected technique by basic odd count, and double weave, in the Late San Miguel style.
controles sobre textiles mediante leyes suntuarias
The set of acts of control over materials used, and textile composition and iconography in the Pre-Colombian past and then in the Colonial period, according to the sumptuary laws governing rights to use and wear.
convenciones de aprendizaje
Communal normative structure of the set of tasks involved in learning textiles and their contents.
Twisted or plaited cord worn to keep things in place, and forming part of different textile products.
cordón torcido
In the early Colonial period, a twisted cord worn and fastened round the head or placed round the hat.
Range of woven bands used to fasten round the head as a crown.
corona tejida
Circlet made from woven or twisted material used to fasten round the head as a crown.
corona trenzada
Circlet made using plaiting or braiding technique out of plant or animal fibres, fastened round the head like a crown, from the San Pedro de Atacama, and contemporary with Tiwanaku. Also known as pillo.
corpus de diseños, colores y composiciones, y territorialidad
The links between territoriality, for example a particulat territory and the corpus of textiles used in that territory, especially their designs, colours and compositions.
Lariat or strap made of leather or animal sinew.
Breed of sheep with short, spongy wool, that is usually compared with that from the wayaku (or wayaka) breed of alpaca.
cortador de fibra
Instrument used to cut animal hair or fibre.
Fabric or other material that generally hangs on the upper part of windows or doors to cover them as decoration or to prevent light from entering or the what is inside being visible.
Process of constructing an item of clothing made out of various physical components sewing the sides and seams with a needle.
Religious term for the totality of ideas and pratices of society or culture determined in relation to its environs and in particular concerned with the relations between gods, people and the natural environment.
Costa Arica
Region of the coastal strip to the north of Chile that comprises the coast from the border with Peru to the north down to the region of Tarapacá in the south. To the east it is bounded by the valleys and mountain ranges of the interior of Arica.
Costa Atacama
Region of the coastal strip in the north of Chile that includes the coast from the region of Tarapacá in the north to Antofagasta in the south. To the east it is bounded by the Atacama basin.
Costa central
Region of the arid coastal strip bounded to the north by the Huarmey valley and to the south by the Ica region, and to the east by the central mountain range.
Costa norte
Region of the coastal strip bounded to the north by the border with Ecuador and to the south by the Huarmey valley and to the east by the northern mountains.
Costa sur
Region of the coastal strip whose northern limit is the Ica region and bounded to the south by the border with Chile, and to the east by the sounthern mountains.
Costa Tarapacá
Región de franja costera en el norte de Chile que limita hacia el norte con la Costa de Arica y hacia el sur con la costa de Atacama. Hacia el este limita con el interior de Tarapacá.
Large bag or sack, woven in one piece, warp faced, folded across the middle and sewn on both sides. It has a pattern of vertical bands that have been preserved since pre-Hispanic times up to the present, and is used for storing foodstuffs such as potatoes, dried potato (chuño), oca, etc and to transport them along the caravan routes from the Altiplano to the valleys and coast.
crianza de animales para fibra
Process by which a natural resource used in textiles is produced, in this case animal wool or fibre produced by rearing the animals.
cruce de hilos de urdimbre
Technique for manipulating thread applied to cross warp and single weave to create the braid, in which there is a crossing of warp threads.
Abstract geometrical motif in the form of a square, generally arranged in narrow bands of designs framing a larger band or functioning as contrast to another design band. It can come with appendages. This type of design is common in tapestry and in double weave teachnique, in styles that include those of Tiwanaku, provincial Tiwanaku, and provincial Inka.
cuadro doméstico
Decoration in the form of a square frame, made out of woven fibre and used to decorate the inside of a house.
Piece of cloth or other material used to cover the floor inside a house, and comprises carpets, matting, and other types.
Instrument made out of metal strip, sharpened on one side, generally with a handle. It can be used to shear hair or wool from an animal.