Saturday, March 25, 2006

Guys Who Weave 

Thought all Navajo weavers were women? Think again and check out Weaving In The Margins.

A good article by Wesley Thomas, Ph.D. (an anthropologist, a Navajo and a weaver) and personal accounts by nine Navajo men who weave. I wish the site had more graphics of their work, but their personal accounts are well worth reading.

The story told by Ron Garnanez of his first experience of trying to use a drop spindle while on horseback herding his sheep is priceless. It evoked a mental image that made me laugh out loud.

Interesting link and yes the story from Garnanez made me spray coffee on the screen -

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