Tag Archives: Heather Veneziano

Woven

Here are two more examples of ethnographic textiles from the Anthroplogy Lab. This Kaxinawá hipband was collected by Kenneth Kensinger in the 1960s.  The Kaxinawá live in the Amazon jungle of eastern Peru.  This piece was woven by the wife of a chief and is made of natural, raw, … Continue reading

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Shell money

The token, shown above, is a form of currency made in New Guinea.  A closer examination reveals its intricate construction.  Once again, thanks to Heather – a more careful description can be recorded. The piece is made up of many … Continue reading

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Under the microscope

Before recently leaving Temple, Heather Veneziano visited Muriel and me in the Lab to look at a few artifacts made of fiber under a USB 200x microscope. Heather spent nearly 5 years as the Technical Assistant in the Tyler Fiber … Continue reading

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