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Symbolic Use of Weaving Designs: A Case Study

  • Helen Peeler Clements

Abstract

The processes of syncretism between Mesoamerican and European religion and art still engender scholarly interest, particularly among those studying textiles and their production. Pang (1977) and Johnson (1976) have explored aspects of the amalgamation. I hope to add to their work by tracing several possible survivals of prehispanic designs in the weaving of one village, Santo Tomás Jalieza, Oaxaca. I attempt to place weaving there in its religious and historic context, hoping that this method will prove useful for others.

Keywords

Wall Hanging Religious Practice Fourth World Archeological Remains Ritual Bath 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Helen Peeler Clements
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  1. 1.Southwest CollectionTexas Tech UniversityUSA

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