The Ethnological Museum in Berlin, Germany, houses Europe’s largest collection of PreColumbian textiles—around 9000 well-preserved examples. Lena Bjerregaard, editor and compiler of this volume, was the conservator for these materials from 2000 to 2014, and she worked with many international researchers to analyze and publicize the collection. This book includes seven of their essays about the museum’s holdings – by Bea Hoffmann, Ann Peters, Susan Bergh, Lena Bjerregaard, Jane Feltham, Katalin Nagy, and Gary Urton. The book’s second part is a 177-page catalogue, arranged by periods and styles, of 273 selected items that represent the collection as fully as possible, with more than 380 photographs. Styles or cultures include Paracas, Nasca, Lambayeque/Sican, Ychsma, Chavin, Siguas, Tiwanaku, Wari, Chimu, Central Coast, Chancay, South Coast, Inca, and Colonial. Items include tunics, clothing, tapestry, hats, belts, headbands, samplers, borders, and khipus. Materials include camelid fibers, feathers, hair, cotton, reed, straw, and other plant fibers.
02 Introduction, Lena Bjerregaard
03 Beatrix Hoffmann: Wilhelm Gretzer and His Collection of Peruvian Antiquities in the Ethnological Museum in Berlin
04 Ann Peters: Corpus and Context: Comparisons among Textiles from the Late Paracas and Early Nasca Traditions
05 Susan Bergh: Middle Horizon Textiles from Berlin’s Ethnological Museum
06 Lena Bjerregaard: Lambayeque/Sican Textiles in the Ethnological Museum in Berlin
07 Jane Feltham: Ychsma Textiles in the Gretzer Collection at the Ethnological Museum in Berlin
08 Katalin Nagy: Ritual Headdresses from the South Coast in the Ethnological Museum in Berlin
09 Gary Urton: A Khipu Menagerie: Human, Animal and Bird Imagery on Khipus in the Ethnological Museum in Berlin
11 Early Horizon and Early Intermediate (Chavin, Paracas, Siguas)
12 Middle Horizon (Tiwanaku, Wari)
13 Late Intermediate (Lambayeque/Sican)
14 Late Intermediate (Chimu)
15 Late Intermediate (Central Coast – Ychsma, Chancay)
16 Late Intermediate (South Coast)
17 Late Horizon (Inka)
textiles, Paracas, Nasca, Lambayeque/ Sican, Ychsma, Chavin, Siguas, Tiwanaku, Wari, Chimu, Central Coast, Chancay, South Coast, Inca, Peru, South America, Central America
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Bjerregaard, Lena and Huss, Torben, "PreColumbian Textiles in the Ethnological Museum in Berlin" (2017). Zea E-Books Collection. 52.
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