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Navajo Weavers

Nate Perez worked with the Textiles, Clothing and Design Department's Textile Outreach project director, Michael Burton, to document three generations of Navajo weavers when they visited the Cooper Gallery at the University of Nebraska State Museum in October 2010 in conjunction with the Textile Society of America's 12th biennial symposium. Professor Wendy Weiss and Dr. Diane Vigna were co-chairs of this international conference.

In support of the temporary exhibit A Turning Point: Navajo Weaving in the Late 20th Century, Native American weavers demonstrated their craft outside the Cooper Gallery. Artists Martha Schultz, Melissa Cody and Lola Cody, representing three generations of one Navajo family based in Arizona, interacted with visitors and showed them the process of creating a hand-woven tapestry first hand.

The exhibit is no longer on display.

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