Pipe Spring National Monument continues its month long celebration of Arizona archeology and heritage awareness with a new temporary exhibit, “Weaving a Legacy”. This exhibit features the variety of Native American weaving tools, materials and products used through time. A look into weaving’s past increases our knowledge of contemporary Native weavers, while the study of current weavers increases the opportunity to understand prehistoric weaving. The result is a full circle of culture and customs.
The exhibit will be open for viewing at the Pipe Spring National Monument - Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians museum from 8:00AM – 5:00PM Arizona Time, beginning Thursday, March 15 through August 2012.
Special talks and workshops throughout the rest of March that build on the weaving theme include:
An evening program "Weaving an Identity" is scheduled Friday, March 16, 2012 from 8:00 - 10:00PM at the Interagency Visitor Center, 345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah. Join photographer and archeologist Michael Plyler for a look at how Mayan cultures identified themselves through their colorful, handwoven clothing.
There will be a Native Beading demonstration, Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 2:00 - 3:00PM Arizona Time. Ranger Brittanni Wero will demonstrate the finer points of Native American beading.