Spend the day learning all the ways sheep contribute to Navajo life, from shearing to eating to weaving and more.
Dibé bé íína at’éé is a Navajo proverb meaning “sheep is life.” Spend the day learning all the ways sheep contribute to Navajo life, from shearing to eating to weaving and more. At this workshop you will learn the role Churro sheep play in Navajo culture and meet the Hubbell Trading Post NHS Navajo Churro sheep. Hands-on learning will include dyeing, spinning, and weaving.
Learn about the history of Navajo weaving from special guest lecturer Dr. Jennifer McLerran, Associate Professor of art history from Northern Arizona University, in a talk entitled “Navajo Weaving: From Rug to Fine Art.” The lecture begins at 10:30 AM, followed by brown bag Q/A with Dr. McLerran at 1:00 PM.
Event Tags: American Indian, animals, culture, free, handmade, Hubbell Trading Post, Native American, Navajo, sheep, wool, workshop