Navajo weavings subject of USU museum exhibit

Utah State University’s Museum of Anthropology opens its newest exhibit on Saturday, April 9 at the museum on the USU Logan campus. Grand opening events for “Dine–Weaving a Tradition of Strength” feature two special guests, D Y Begay, a world-renowned contemporary Navajo weaver, and Mike Morgan, a third generation collector of Navajo weavings.Morgan’s weavings are on display in the exhibit. Museum visitors will experience wool carding, spinning and weaving demonstrations by Begay. Patrons can try spinning and weaving themselves and learn about the natural dying process of the wool fibers traditionally employed by the Navajo. The exhibit opening activities start at 11 a.m. and continue through 3 p.m. Museum curator Monique Pomerleau says although the custom of passing the art of weaving to their daughters, Navajo women continue to weave a tradition of strength among the Navajo people.

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