Magallania (Punta Arenas)
versión On-line ISSN 0718-2244
MENDEZ, PATRICIA M. THE TEXTILE AÓNIKENK ART: POSSIBLE MODES OF ADOPTION AND SOME PECULIARITIES. Magallania [online]. 2010, vol.38, n.2, pp.69-88. ISSN 0718-2244. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-22442010000200004.
We present the foundations that support the conclusion that some groups aonikenk joined the textile practice in the late eighteenth century and that the technicalities of such practice are indebted to those of the araucanians. It also raises some explanatory hypotheses about the ways in which these southern groups have adopted the textiles and its difficulties involved. It also explores the tissues produced, the fates that were given to them until the 1880s and poses a possible reason for its adoption. Parallel some assumptions are refuted rooted among scholars of indigenous patagonian cultures and of textiles from the region, related to the causes of the incorporation of textile art by aonikenk and limitations inherent in the lack of sheep. For the analysis charts and written historical documents are used as well as ethnographic research results. It concludes that the development of textile art among aonikenk would have been closely associated with equestrian activities built around the same time.
Palabras clave : aonikenk; textiles; horse riding; intercultural relationships; 1780-1880.