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Friday, 17 February 2012 02:47

Arequipa, Peru • California Institute for Peruvian Studies • Bryn Mawr College

Join us for the CIPS Archaeological Textile Course this summer! This year we are offering two courses: one at beautiful Bryn Mawr College outside of Philadelphia, and another in Arequipa, Peru. Both courses center on the tools and techniques employed in the analysis of archaeological textile materials of ancient Peru and introduce students to the archaeology of the Andes.

Students will learn to identify, analyze and document the features of ancient textiles (fiber, spin and ply structure, weave structure, iconography, and various other techniques) by examining archaeological textiles from various sites in Peru from the impressive CIPS and Bryn Mawr collections, and by learning how to spin and weave the Andean way. The course includes lectures on the art and archaeology of pre-Columbian Andean cultures, guest lectures by archaeologists and fiber artists, and field trips to local museums.

This course is suited to art and archaeology students, museum professionals and textile enthusiasts of any age.

Bryn Mawr: June 3rd-8th (one week)
Course Fees: $1200 for residential students, $750 for day students

Cost includes lodging on Bryn Mawr’s campus (double occupancy) for residential students, all meals (group meals and lunch for day students), workbook and course supplies, and transportation and museum admission for all excursions. Cost does not include transportation to and from Bryn Mawr, meals taken away from the group, personal expenses, alcoholic beverages, or insurance.

Arequipa: August 6th-18th (two weeks)
Course Fees: $2100

Cost includes hotel in Arequipa (double occupancy), all meals Monday-Saturday, syllabus and course supplies, and transportation and site fees for all excursions. Costs do not include airfare to and from Arequipa, meals taken away from the group, Sunday lunch or dinner, bottled water, personal expenses, phone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, laundry, airport taxes or insurance.

For more information, contact Dr. Anne Tiballi at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Anne Tiballi, PhD
Director of Archaeological Textile Studies
California Institute for Peruvian Studies


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