Andean weaving instruments for textile planning: The waraña coloured thread-wrapped rods and their pendant cords

@inproceedings{Arnold2012AndeanWI,
  title={Andean weaving instruments for textile planning: The wara{\~n}a coloured thread-wrapped rods and their pendant cords},
  author={Denise Y. Arnold and Elvira Espejo},
  year={2012}
}
Recent studies on the Andean knotted threads, called khipu, consider their use not only as records of quantity, but also as more general recording and documenting devices, with integral planning aspects. This possibility has been explored in relation to khipus as finished artifacts and as composite objects un- der construction. However, until now, studies of Andean textiles have tended to restrict their analysis to the semiotically constituted construction of already com- pleted artifacts, with… 

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