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Sling Braiding of the Andes Paperback – 1 May 1987

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Product details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Weavers Journal (May 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0937452033
  • ISBN-13: 978-0937452035
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.6 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,928,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bought this book before travelling to Peru to learn the skill. It's a most valuable document of the various braid patterns.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x93e00de0) out of 5 stars 4 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9276b228) out of 5 stars Amazing technique - and you can learn it! 14 May 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book provides all you need to know to begin making amazing braids. No tools required - just this book and some good thread. Takes a while to follow to begin with, but the diagrams are very useful, and the braiding notation system is very clever.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By 2crazy4books2 - Published on Amazon.com
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Sling Braiding of the Andes

(Weaver's journal Monograph 4)

Adele Cahlander (1980)

Used for battle, farming, hunting and in religous ceremonies, evidence has shown that slings have been used almost everywhere in the world by primitive cultures. This book includes photos and patterns of slings and braids used by the Andean herders from pre-Incan times to the present day. The author examines the history, use and design of various types, classifies them and shows the techniques needed to reproduce many of the designs shown. Extensively illustrated with black & white and colour photos showing examples and technique, this is a fascinating glimpse into one aspect of an ancient culture.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9276b6c0) out of 5 stars the information in this book is massive I 5 Oct. 2014
By poul chin - Published on Amazon.com
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Not what i expected,the information in this book is massive I was expecting a populistic easy read, but thisone leanes more towards an accademic treatise with everything covered.
HASH(0x9276b6a8) out of 5 stars Excellent technical resource 19 Oct. 2015
By AmberzPeople - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent technical resource for those delving more deeply into the structures of Andean weaving, both current and pre-conquest.
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