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Peruvian gold
Apr 16th, 2004 at 6:38pm
 
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/

I know this site has been mentioned before, but the difficulty in browsing for non-spanish speakers (and lack of search capability for those who do) might have turned people off. Lots of beautiful pics, and some fantastic historical info / legends through links.


..."During the fight on the ravine of the Urubamba river, Inca Rock reached the throat of Urco with his sling, with as much force that made him fall to the river"...


I'm running a gentle spider on the site to see if I can't condense the sling info into a browsable form for this site. I'll kee you posted on the results...


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Re: Peruvian gold
Reply #1 - Apr 16th, 2004 at 7:38pm
 
Matthias

    Nice Pics. Glad you posted them. Cheesy

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Reply #2 - Apr 16th, 2004 at 8:34pm
 
Nice pics!
Try to post more stories! Is the website totally in Spanish?
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Reply #3 - Apr 16th, 2004 at 8:51pm
 
All Spanish... and the interface is frustrating... 20000 items in archive but no (that I can see) way to search on keywords or content rather than area of origin and construction type  Angry .  The info is all there, but not indexed. Pity, since it's clearly databased... The "deep web" is always a little frustrating. My spider turned up some of the following (scratching the surface), but it isn't very good netiquette to turn it loose...

If there is a sling that you want to see more info on, you can type the numer xxxx.jpg into the "por Nș de registro " box on any of the sub-pages.

http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/3557.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/3560.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/891.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/502.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/1403.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/953.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/202.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/7376.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/7615.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/8461.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/8619.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/9337.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/9345.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/9353.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/9376.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/9386.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/9387.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/9387d.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/9392.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/9398.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/9402.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/9406.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/9411.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/9414.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/9415.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/9423.jpg ;  
http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/9424.jpg ;  
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Reply #4 - Apr 16th, 2004 at 9:02pm
 
"According to the narrative of the chroniclers, the brothers lost no time in getting rid of Ayar Cachi out of fear of his magic powers, since with one single shot from his sling he could demolish mountains or make ravines rise up."

Nice quotes eh?  Grin  maybe I need some bigger stones...

Some Inca History/Legends (english!): http://incas.perucultural.org.pe/english/hissurg1.htm

Textiles: http://incas.perucultural.org.pe/english/histec8.htm
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Reply #5 - Apr 17th, 2004 at 2:00am
 
OK, one thing that absolutely JUMPS out at me looking through these archives is the number of slings with long tassels on the release end.

I've built slings with very short split cords / tassels for the "grip" but nothing even close to this. It seems totally contrary to the "minimalist" approach that seems to typify our "slinging.org" most high-tech / high performance slings - yet these guys had centuries of continuous evolution in their designs...

So.

Why? Any takers?

Matthias

Edit- PS for those aware of my "net" pocket experiments... check out #202... now that is some hard-core braiding... (also used in fishing nets btw... maybe if I find a few dozen hours to kill.... )
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Reply #6 - Apr 17th, 2004 at 3:29am
 
Quote:
OK, one thing that absolutely JUMPS out at me looking through these archives is the number of slings with long tassels on the release end.

I've built slings with very short split cords / tassels for the "grip" but nothing even close to this. It seems totally contrary to the "minimalist" approach that seems to typify our "slinging.org" most high-tech / high performance slings - yet these guys had centuries of continuous evolution in their designs...

So.

Why? Any takers?



All those slings are archaeological objets mainly from burials, so they are ceremonial slings, decoratives and colourful, but not very adapted for practical use. Some time ago I put here the link to this site, and certainly people found it dificcult to browse it, as they are mixed slings and other textiles. But when a sling appears the followings items are always slings too.
Thanks to make it easer to get some contents.

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Reply #7 - Apr 25th, 2004 at 9:05am
 
Maybe they are shepherds slings, and the tassels are there to make a crack, like a whip.  That is what happens when I have long tassels on slings.  Just a thought.
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Reply #8 - Apr 25th, 2004 at 12:03pm
 
I was thinking that as well... (in addition to being funerary items - they are more intricate than you'd expect from a utilitarian item, but you don't usually see new features in burial items - exagerated feature are common though)

You do see tassels / full hand grips on contemporary (working) slings as well. You'd think that either cracking or waving the end (using it much like a sheperds stick in herding sheep to extend your apparent size) would be used... some of the designs also struck me as getting simpler toward the ends... maybe the braiders get lazy  Grin?

I wouldn't necessarily discount ornate slings in the field either. Lots of jobs that don't require full time attention or where you are stuck out in the field / at sea etc for long periods of time result in disproportionately decorated tools...

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Reply #9 - Jan 11th, 2009 at 12:24am
 
Bump ^^^^

also if you search the site first choose a people such as Inka or Paracas or Nazca and search by TAPIZ EXCENTRICO.

or just search through every page i.e. don't select tapiz excentrico.

an interesting Inca sling: [url]  http://textiles.perucultural.org.pe/fotos/13251.jpg [/url]

anyways,

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