The Frederick and Jan Mayer Center for Pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial Art at the Denver Art Museum sponsors annual symposia in these two fields of art. This volume presents essays on Andean textiles from the 2001 symposium. Color reproductions of many of these works illustrate the essays, which include:
Weaving Principles for Life: Discontinuous Warp and Weft Textiles of Ancient Peru by Jane W. Rehl, Savannah College of Art and DesignClass, Control, and Power: The Anthropology of Textile Dyes at Pacatnamu by Ran Boytner, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLAFour-Part Head Cloths from the Peruvian Central Coast by Margaret Young-Sanchez, Denver Art MuseumCosmology in Inca Tunics and Tectonics by Marianne Hogue, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityInka Colonial Tunics: A Case Study of the Bandelier Set by Joanne Pillsbury, Dumbarton OaksContemporary Andean Textiles as Cultural Communication by Andrea M. Heckman, University of New Mexico
Margaret Young-Sanchez, Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator of pre-Columbian Art and Chief Curator at the Denver Art Museum, is a specialist in the art of ancient South America. Fronia W. Simpson is an independent editor who specializes in art publication.