Citation "Documentación, conservación y restauración de un tocado atacameño : un gorro con cintillo y casquete"

Title Article/Chapter
Documentación, conservación y restauración de un tocado atacameño : un gorro con cintillo y casquete
Title translated English
Documentation, conservation and restoration of an atacamenian headdress : a hat with hatband and cap
Title of source
Conserva: revista del Centro Nacional de Conservación y Restauración
Issue Number
N. 18
Date of Publication
Page Numbers
p. 41-57
Language Text
Language Summaries
Includes 14 bibliog. refs. and 6 notes
Subject Keywords English
  • Archaeology
  • Artifact
  • Hat
  • Wool
  • Vegetable fibre
  • Leather
  • State of conservation
  • Deterioration
  • Humidification
  • Consolidation
  • Reintegration
  • Various objects
Subject Keywords French
  • Archéologie
  • Objet
  • Chapeau
  • Laine
  • Fibre végétale
  • Cuir
  • Etat de conservation
  • Dégradation
  • Humidification
  • Consolidation
  • Réintégration
  • Objets divers
Subject Geog Name English
  • Chile
  • San Pedro de Atacama
Subject Geog Name French
  • Chili
Subject Material Test
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 lnvestigación Arqueológica 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.;(A.A.)
Originating Institution
Location of Document
Per. Chili 9
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