July–Navajo Weaving and Culture Class in Taos

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in News

PEARL SUNRISE will lead a workshop on Navajo Weaving & Culture in Taos, July 9-11.

This 6 day workshop starts each morning with a drumming ceremony followed by
personal instruction and guidance in all aspects of Navajo Weaving from Warping to Finish.
Because this is an experience as much about Culture as it is about Weaving
we have arranged 4 after-hours events to immerse you further into this Lifestyle.
1) Visit to private collection of historical rugs
2) Visit to a Churro Sheep ranch with a lecture about how this breed was saved thru
the efforts of a small group of Hispano-Navajo breeders.
3) Dinner at a private home on Rancho L Fina with traditional Northern New Mexico
food and discussion of how this evolved in connection with the land.
4) Taos Pueblo yearly Pow Wow starts Friday after class, and many stay to attend.

Pearl Sunrise is a gentle and knowledgeable teacher whose luminous spirit inspires all who meet her. As a 3rd generation Navajo weaver, she learned her craft from her mother and grandmother. She has been the unofficial Navajo ambassador to the world for years, receiving a Fulbright to teach in New Zealand, and a commission by the U.S. State department to visit Lesotho, South Africa, and Toronto, Canada as a Cultural Specialist. She’s on the advisory board of the New Indian Museum, in Wash, D.C., and is currently a professor at the School of American Indian Arts, in Santa Fe. Her work is collected worldwide.