Citation "Documentacion, conservacion y restauracion de un tocado atacameno: un gorro con cintillo y casquete = Documentation, conservation and restoration of an atacamenian headdress: a hat with hatband and cap"

Authors
  • Morales Nilo, Carolina
Title Article/Chapter
Documentacion, conservacion y restauracion de un tocado atacameno: un gorro con cintillo y casquete = Documentation, conservation and restoration of an atacamenian headdress: a hat with hatband and cap
Title of source
Conserva: Revista del Centro Nacional de Conservacion y Restauracion
Issue Number
18
Date of Publication
20130000
Page Numbers
41-57
Collation
17 p. : ills.
Language Text
Spanish
Language Summaries
Spanish;English
References
Includes bibliographic references
Subject Keywords English
  • headdress
  • archaeology
  • artifact
  • textile
  • restoration
  • humidification
Abstract
Headdresses have been considered key artifacts for the study of the Andean costume, due to their symbolic and technological characteristics that allow addressing aspects like individual identity, social status and cultural interactions. The Instituto de lnvestigaci6n Arqueol6gica R.P. Gustavo le Paige, located in the Antofagasta Region, north of Chile, houses a valuable collection of pre-Hispanic headdresses, which are associated with funerary contexts in the Atacamenian culture. The most representative type of hat consists of two independent structures: cap and hatband. This type of hat has been recorded from the period of Tiwanaku State influx in San Pedro de Atacama area. This article presents the documentation, diagnosis and treatment of an Atacamenian headdress with no contextual information. The research was mainly focused on the identification of its technological characteristics, and on determining symptoms of alteration and deterioration of the object at a superficial and a structural level. The main goal of the procedures applied was to recover the semispherical shape of the cap and to remove elements and residue adhered to it surface.
Originating Institution
MCI
Location of Document
MCI
MCI Accession Number
35923
Record type
Abstract
Literature Type
Serial
Bibliographic Level
Analytic
BCIN Number
435077
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