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University of Copenhagen / Centre for Textile Research
PreColumbian Textile Conference VII 2016 / Jornadas de Textiles PreColumbinos VII
Uwe Carlson: La imagen divina y el simbolismo religioso en textiles del Antiguo Perú
The conference proceedings in Spanish language published in November 2017 contain 26 contributions, including the aforementioned by Uwe Carlson. This post can be opened and / or downloaded at the following link:
La imagen divina y el simbolismo religioso en textiles del Antiguo Perú
This publication can be found in position 22 of the presented list.
Abstract: The idol and the religious symbolism in textiles of ancient Peru
A large part of the ancient Peruvian textiles shows images of the gods in many variations. These are supplemented by the religious symbolism of fertility, which is presented in three different alterations and many variations. Some cultures also used emblematic images of the gods. On the coast the sea bird had an almost divine status, which is expressed in many textiles. Textiles of the cultures of the North and the South availed themselves of the content of forms of Chavín, but they found their own variations. Murals, reliefs, jewelry and other objects are containing the same information as the textiles. The society of ancient Peru was more than two and a half millennia religiously influenced by this symbolism. The priests created with the divine image and its symbolism requirements for agricultural engineering practices in this highly complex environment. This successful livelihood was the origin of the development of the high ranking Peruvian civilizations.
Iconography, idol, water god / earth goddess, step wave, snake wave, fertility symbolism, emblematic.