#39 Tapestry-Ancient and Modern: Tina Kane

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Here's a short quote from the author, Tina Kane:

"In 1968, as a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, in Comparative Literature, I had never heard of textile conservation. At the time, I was renting a room in the Berkeley hills. The owners of the house had a beautiful collection of Navajo (or Diné) blankets, which caught my interest. By coincidence, that same year I was with friends in Santa Fe, New Mexico, who introduced me to a young Diné man, a student at St. Johns University. At some point I asked him where I could find out more about how Navajo rugs were made, and he generously offered to show me. His mother was a well-known weaver and he had worked with her. I had no idea how fortunate I was. The Diné were not eager to share the secrets of their crafts at that time, especially weaving, which is a sacred art. Their mythology has it that Spider Man taught them to make their looms from sunshine, lightning and rain. The day I learned to weave in the Diné way I was introduced to a new world, and my life changed."

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-From D&R in beautiful W. Lafayette IN


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