Salomon, Frank. Weavers of Otavalo

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Weavers of Otavalo

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Cultural transformations and ethnicity in modern Ecuador, edited by Norman E. Whitten, Jr.

Published By: Original publisher Cultural transformations and ethnicity in modern Ecuador, edited by Norman E. Whitten, Jr. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. 1981. 420-449 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Frank L. Salomon

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Otavalo Quichua (SD16)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Property (420); Exchange and transfers (430); History (175); Woven and other interworked fabrics (286); Textile industries (288); Ownership and control of capital (471); Labor relations (466); Cultural revitalization and ethnogenesis (1710);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a short article, based largely on secondary sources, which examines the textile industry of the canton of Otavalo from pre-Incan times through the present. The author's thesis, developed throughout the source, is that textile-making on the part of the Otavalans has paradoxically acted as a buffer against total cultural demise while at the same time inviting exploitation by the several conquerers of the region.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. sd16-002

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 446-449)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1967

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. David Sherwood ; 1983

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1534-1973

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Otavalo canton, Imbabura province, Ecuador

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Otavalo Indians


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