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The use of numbers in embroidery in tzeltal mayan communities

  title={The use of numbers in embroidery in tzeltal mayan communities},
  author={Miriam Moramay Micalco M{\'e}ndez},
  journal={Cultural-Historical Psychology},
This paper shows how the names of numbers have been constructed and how through the use of numbers Mayan embroiderers express and keep alive a Mayan cosmovision. I argue that in this case the use of numbers is not adequately understood: it has been seen as simply a mathematical tool used for utilitarian calculation. Multiple dimensions come into play in the use of num bers, not only the cognitive and social dimensions, but also affective, emotional, corporal, symbolic and spiritu al dimensions… Expand

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