ancient weavings


      I have found a picture of Chancay dolls in a book , motieven uit Peru from Margrit Reij(1975).
It says the dolls are found near the village of Chancay;the frame is made of reed and shaped by winding yarn and rag around it ;the face is painted or embroided.the face of one doll is woven in some kind of tapestry technique; the doll seen from the back has hair, and a hairnet or shawl.the doll are items of the tropical museum of Amsterdam.
I found the same picture in a book I bought at that museum;it says it dates from +/-900-1450 AC and belongs to coll of the tropical museum ,Amsterdam.I hope they don’t persue me for using the photo as it is just to show an example of the real archeological finds.
that museum is just great. i went there round 1988and have seen there how different cultures use backstraplooms ; it was one of the events that made me want to try backstrapweaving.It has taken until now to really understand it;
below a photo of some the expositions then in 1988 and me with my very first backstraploom .my goodness time has passed so quickly 🙂

2 reacties (+voeg die van jou toe?)

  1. Art for Housewives
    Apr 21, 2014 @ 12:44:55

    Dit is op art for housewives herblogden reageerde:
    Chancay dolls!


  2. jskunstweven
    Apr 21, 2014 @ 17:44:54

    I have made the photos a little bit smaller for better display.


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