El dia 2 de desembre, per casualitats de la vida vaig tenir l'oportunitat de compartir una de les meves passions amb un públic interessat a l'Espai Tònic, Vulpellac.
Com l'autora de l'exposició "LINEA" de la Sala Blanca, vaig a arribar a explicar les arrels de la meva tesi d'antropologia cultural "Change and Continuity: The warp and weft of indigenous dress in highland Ecuador". La tesi és el resultat de conviure amb la societat Puruha (Kichwa- runakuna) a la província de Chimborazo, Ecuador fa gairebé 14 anys.
(ENG) On December 2, by chance, I had the opportunity to share one of my passions with a public interested at Espai Tonic in Vulpellac. As the author of the "LINEA" exhibition at the Sala Blance, I got to explain the roots of my thesis on cultural anthropology "Change and Continuity: The warp and weft of indigenous dress in highland Ecuador."
The thesis is the result of living with Puruha (Kichwa-runakuna) society in the province of Chimborazo, Ecuador almost 14 years ago. The research deals with issues such as the Andean cosmovision and how it is expressed in ethnic clothing. In addition, beliefs and ideas about the body and its functions find their material form through clothing fabrics and decorations. The functionality of clothing within a cultural and environmental context also forms a specific part of starting to understand the Puruha fashion system.
Thanks to the people of the Espai Tonic for listening! It has been very motivating to remember this significant stage of my life.
A part of the Puruha clothing is at the TRC Leiden (Textile Research Center).