Quipus and Witches' Knots: The Role of the Knot in Primitive and Ancient Cultures
by Day, Cyrus Lawrence
Lawrence: The University of Kansas Press, 1967. Hardcover. G+ (Ex-art library with front cover label, bar code, and few marks within; has average wear to DJ edges; pages are crisp and clean.). Pine green cloth, green & aqua and olive dust jacket, 158 pp., BW illus. and line drawings. Errata sheet laid in. "This essay in cultural anthropology provides a comprehensive view of the way primitive people in all parts of the world once utilized knots: mnemonic knots -- to record dates, numbers, and cultural traditions; magic knots -- to cure diseases, bewitch enemies, and control the forces of nature; and practical knots -- to tie things and hold things together. [This book], which is abundantly illustrated, often surprises the reader with the unexpected ways in which the once universal dependence of men on knots has left its markl on the language, customs, and though of modern civilized peoples." (dj) Who knew? Includes examples from ancient Babylon, Rome, Egypt, Greece, etc.
(Inventory #: 153970)
Art, Architecture, Photography, History, Periodicals, Decorative Arts. I perform Collection Development and Appraisal Services. Our inventory occupies more than 7500 shelf feet, which means there is a fair chance we can assist you develop your collection within our specialties!
Shipping & Return Policies
S&H is complicated, so please inquire for actual rates to your location if outside the US! Minimum s&h within the US $7.50, via media mail or first class if small. Discounts on shipping for multiple items. Overseas or overnight at cost +$4 supplies and handling. Items returnable with prior notice if not as described within 7 days of delivery. Items 16 pages or less not returnable at all.
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.