Navajo Weavers

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Navajo Weavers

During the first week of October, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Cooper Gallery in Morrill Hall opened "A Turning Point: Navajo Weaving in the Late 20th Century," an exhibition showcasing modern Navajo textiles reflecting a culture balancing both tradition and change. The exhibit's opening coincided with the Textile

Society of America's 12th Biennial Symposium in Lincoln. Three Navajo weavers from Arizona were invited to demonstrate the weaving process for exhibition visitors. Martha Schultz, her daughter Lola Cody and granddaughter Melissa Cody, representing three generations of one weaving family, setup their equipment outside the Cooper Gallery and demonstrated for visitors how raw wool is carded, then spun, and subsequently woven.

Vision Maker Media Assistant Director Georgiana Lee and Production Assistant Ben Kreimer interviewed the three weavers following their demonstration.

Written by Ben Kreimer.

Interviews conducted and edited by Ben Kreimer and Georgiana Lee.

 
 

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