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Introductions * Camelid wools: an unsuspected diversity * Fibres * Feathers and Featherworks * Primary Materials * Textiles and burial customs * Garment traditions of the Andes: construction, gender and identity * Pre-Columbian Coast Textiles of Peru A vibrant tradition: dress and accessories in the contemporary Andes * Bibliography

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The authors are all authorities on the subject, and are based at the following institutions: Lena Bjerregaards, Center of Textile Research, University of Copenhagen; Sophie Desrosiers, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris; Beatriz Devia Castillo, Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose de Caldas, Bogota; Penelope Dransart, Trinity Saint David, University of Wales; Elise Dufour, Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris; Peter Eeckhout, Universite Libre de Bruxelles; Christine Giuntini, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Nicolas Goepfert, Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris; Ann H. Peters, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; Elena Phipps, World Arts and Culture, University of California, Los Angeles, California; and Ann P. Rowe, Indigenous Latin American Textiles, Textile Museum, George Washington University Museum, Washington, DC.

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