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ISBN-10: 0976777401

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the traditional Andean universe used to be alive with fantasy and pulsing with animate strength. In pre-Columbian traditions, nature and tradition have been inseparable – a trust that came across its richest expression via extreme symbolic id with the animal global.
Andean societies included animals and animal imagery into rite and dress, ritual area and adventure, social lifestyles and economic system. Animals have formed Andean peoples’ imaginative and prescient of themselves, and in their shamans and rulers. They signified status, religious strength, and make contact with with the supernatural. Animals additionally figured prominently one of the constellations of the southern sky, as characters in fantasy and folklore, and in acts of divination and sacrifice. those connections forge the main vibrant metaphors and icons of Andean ritual and art.
Animal delusion and Magic explores the relevant position and importance of animals within the Andean cosmovision in the course of the prism of South American archaeology, anthropology, ordinary heritage and mythology. Illustrated with a hundred and fifty five brilliant photographs from pre-Columbian textiles, this distinct anthology discusses over forty-five species, from the hummingbird and butterfly to the llama and jaguar. The depictions-from surreal to naturalistic, are awe-provoking to whimsical, summary to totemic-span a variety of habitats and 2000 years of tradition (Chavin to Inka).
Key subject matters emerge: the tom cat, chicken and snake shamanic archetypes; a fascination with magical transformation; a pre-occupation with water and fertility within the arid, fragile ecologies of the barren region and excessive sierra; and an tricky visible code in response to the indicators of the fang, claw, noticed pelt, whisker and wing.
The compelling info, and the intense inventiveness and diversity of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and bugs represented within the fabric paintings, offer an exceptional resource of reference for all readers intrigued through animal symbolism, local American artwork, and the energy and creativity of the pre-Colombian imagination.

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