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Spider Rock Girls

May 18, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Participating Sites

Historic Plaza Hotel

Emily Malone & Larissa Blake will be available on Saturday, May 18 to visit with the public as they prepare wool for spinning and weaving. 

The Spider Rock Girls are three generations of weavers from the Chinle area on the Navajo Nation. As the family notes:

“Our family has been weaving rugs for generations. Although our home on the Navajo Nation is one of the most beautiful places in the world, it isn’t an easy place to live. Weaving has meant a lot to our family and has helped us pay for food, clothing and education.”

The family has a weaver as young as 8 years old and college students paying their way through school by weaving. Come meet this extraordinary family and learn about their approach to both traditional and innovation weaving techniques and patterns. Members of the family will demonstrate traditional Navajo weaving techniques and tools and will answer questions about their weaving and other arts.