Niels Fock & Eva Krener Collection from a Cañari Village, Juncal, Cañar, Ecuador

Colección de Niels Fock & Eva Krener de una comuna Cañari, Juncal, Cañar, Ecuador

Object Details

Collection LanguageKichwa, Cañar Highland
Language PIDailla:119726
Title [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Title
TitleNiels Fock & Eva Krener Collection from a Cañari Village, Juncal, Cañar, Ecuador
Collector(s)Fock, Niels
Krener, Eva
Depositor(s)Blankenship, Judy
Project/Collector Website
Description [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Description
DescriptionThe materials in this collection are the result of research on adaptation to the physical and political environment of the indigenous Cañarí of Juncal, Ecuador, as well as their concept of the world. Anthropologists Niels Fock and Eva Krener did this research from September 1973 to August 1974, and from August 1977 to January 1978. Their work was made possible with the financial support of the Government Council of Humanist Studies and the University of Copenhagen. A representative sample of the material culture of the indigenous Cañarís, such as traditional costumes and utility items, has been deposited with the Ethnographic Collection of the National Museum of Denmark. In 1954 Niels Fock conducted an anthropological study on the indigenous Waiwai in British Guiana and in 1958 and 1961 on the indigenous Mataco in Argentina.

See also the Waiwai Collection of Niels Fock.

A guide to this collection (in English) is available: Fock-Krener_Cañar-FindingAid-eng.pdf.

This collection contains:
  • 805 TIFF images containing scans of black and white (527) and color (278) photographs
  • 35 JPG images of open-reel tapes and audio cassettes
  • 17 WAV audio files totaling nearly 14 hours digitized from 7 open-reel tapes and 5 audio cassettes
  • 8 PDF documents containing scanned or born-digital copies of books and articles.

The preservation of this collection was supported by the grant PD-260978 Archiving Significant Collections of Endangered Languages: Two Multilingual Regions of Northwest South America from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
ReferencesKrener, Eva. 1977. Juncal, en indianerkommune i Ecuador. Nationalmuseet. Denmark.