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Il compadrazgo antropologico nell’arte indigena peruviana

Stefania Sebastianis


The present-day representation of Andean indigenous culture, expressed through Peruvian folk art, is the product of the historical collaboration between anthropologists and artists. This long-lasting relationship, marked by the overlapping of the mutual identities of the subjects involved, is based on the asymmetrical relationship of the compadrazgo. By retracing the history that has linked indigenous artists to anthropological research since the indigenist period, one cannot help but notice how research plays a crucial role not only in creating the value and the authenticity of the objects within a market, but also in their own conception.


Andean Indigenous Culture ; Peruvian Folk Art; Compadrazgo; Anthropological Patronage; Ayacucho

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ISSN Print 2499-9288
ISSN Online 2281-1605
Publisher Edizioni Museo Pasqualino
Patronage University of Basilicata, Italy
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Periodico registrato presso il Tribunale di Palermo con numero di registrazione 1/2023