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The Resource Huichol women, weavers, and shamans, Stacy B. Schaefer

Huichol women, weavers, and shamans, Stacy B. Schaefer

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Huichol women, weavers, and shamans
Title
Huichol women, weavers, and shamans
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Stacy B. Schaefer
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Language
eng
Summary
"For centuries the Huichol (Wixárika) Indian women of Jalisco, Mexico, have been weaving textiles on backstrap looms. This West Mexican tradition has been passed down from mothers to daughters since pre-Columbian times. Weaving is a part of each woman's identity--allowing them to express their ancient religious beliefs as well as to reflect the personal transformations they have undergone throughout their lives. In this book anthropologist Stacy B. Schaefer explores the technology of weaving and the spiritual and emotional meaning it holds for the women with whom she works and within their communities, which she experienced during her apprenticeship with master weavers in Wixárika families. She takes us on a dynamic journey into a realm of ancient beliefs and traditions under threat from the outside world in this fascinating ethnographic study"--
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1956-
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Schaefer, Stacy B.
Dewey number
305.40897/4544
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F1221.H9
LC item number
S33 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Huichol women
  • Huichol textile fabrics
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
  • HISTORY / Latin America / Mexico
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • Huichol textile fabrics
  • Huichol women
Label
Huichol women, weavers, and shamans, Stacy B. Schaefer
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-370) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction : Spinning the thread -- 1. Origins of flesh and fabric -- 2. Two families of women and their weaving ways -- 3. Women and men -- 4. Weaving from girls to women -- 5. The economics of weaving -- 6. Awakening the heart-memory : the religious aspects of weaving -- 7. The art of weaving symbols -- 8. Weavers, shamans, and goddesses -- Epilogue : Weaving the future -- Appendix A. Weaving technology -- Appendix B. Huichol female names
Control code
894139976
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9780826355812
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014033694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)894139976
Label
Huichol women, weavers, and shamans, Stacy B. Schaefer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction : Spinning the thread -- 1. Origins of flesh and fabric -- 2. Two families of women and their weaving ways -- 3. Women and men -- 4. Weaving from girls to women -- 5. The economics of weaving -- 6. Awakening the heart-memory : the religious aspects of weaving -- 7. The art of weaving symbols -- 8. Weavers, shamans, and goddesses -- Epilogue : Weaving the future -- Appendix A. Weaving technology -- Appendix B. Huichol female names
Control code
894139976
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9780826355812
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014033694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)894139976

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