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Weaving a future : tourism, cloth & culture on an Andean island

Author: Elayne Zorn
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2004.
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The people of Taquile Island on the Peruvian side of beautiful Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the Americas, are renowned for the hand-woven textiles that they both wear and sell to outsiders. One thousand seven hundred Quechua-speaking peasant farmers, who depend on potatoes and the fish from the lake, host the forty thousand tourists who visit their island each year. Yet only twenty-five years ago,  Read more...
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Zorn, Elayne.
Weaving a future.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2004051651
(OCoLC)55600690
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elayne Zorn
ISBN: 9781587295225 1587295229 9781609380342 1609380347 0877459150 9780877459156
OCLC Number: 658941006
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 226 pages) : illustrations, map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Tourism, cloth, and culture --
Taquile Island in Lake Titicaca --
The cloth of contemporary Incas --
Transforming value by commoditizing cloth --
Visit Taquile--Isle of peace and enchantment --
Weaving a future? --
Traveling to Taquile.
Responsibility: Elayne Zorn.

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Elayne Zorn documents the remarkable transformation of the isolated rocky Taquile island into a community-controlled enterprise that now provides a model for indigenous communities worldwide.  Read more...

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