Araucano Indian women grinding corn and spinning, Chile, 1820-1821.

Scharf, G

Araucano Indian women grinding corn and spinning, Chile, 1820-1821.
3 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 31cm

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Lithograph by G Scharf; the woman in the centre is grinding maize in the traditional method used in Central and South America since pre-Columbian times. The woman on the right is spinning thread with a spindle. The portable Arauco house behind was 'easily removed from one place to another; for effecting which the inhabitants help each other.' Illustration from 'Travels into Chile, over the Andes, in the years 1820 and 1821' by Peter Schmidtmeyer, published in London in 1824.

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