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BARRIENTOS SALINAS, J. Alejandro. Marico's Threads and Knots: the Social Life of Weaving Cotton in the Andean-Amazon Piedmonte. Rev Cien Cult [online]. 2020, vol.24, n.45, pp.65-101. ISSN 2077-3323.

Result of two seasons of anthropological fieldwork (2015 and 2019) and an exhaustive review of secondary sources, this article proposes a research on the ethnohistory of cotton, with special attention to its relationship with indigenous clothing in the Andean-Amazonian Piedmont, and, through ethnography in Tacana territory (Iturralde Province, Department of La Paz), explore the techniques, substances and materials that make up the marico. However, the bet is for an ontological opening that, being centered on the social life of things, is not oriented simply towards the recognition of cotton weave as a subject, even less as an individuality, but to highlight the different worlds or meshworks multispecies that are tied and untied like threads of a knot in constant gestation.

Keywords : Cotton; Weave; Piedemont; Tacanas' culture; Ethnohistory; Ethnography.

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