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Weaving a World: Global Textile Traditions

Thursday, Mar. 28, 2013

poster illustration for USU Museum of Anthropology weaving event

(illustration from Museum of Anthropology website)

Explore weaving traditions from around the world at the next Saturdays at the Museum event at Utah State University’s Museum of Anthropology. Activities are March 30 at the museum.

Patrons are invited to join the museum as it unveils its recently updated “Traditional Weaving” teaching trunk.

Visitors can also tour the museum’s Peruvian and Navajo textile exhibits and participate in activities that include weaving on miniature looms and creating quilt designs with crayons and markers.

“Weaving and quilting function simultaneously as art and examples of material culture,” said Randi Martin, a museum assistant. “Different cultures have varying patterns, styles and methods of weaving and quilting. Every textile tells a story.”

In addition to the Saturdays at the Museum activity series with its 10 a.m.-4 p.m. hours, community members and USU students alike can visit the museum during its standard operating hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Funding for Saturday events is provided by a grant from the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services. More information about the IMLS is available online.

The USU Museum of Anthropology can be found on the USU campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main building, Room 252. Admission is free. For Saturday activities, free parking is available in the adjacent lot, south of the building.

For more information about museum events, call museum staff at (435) 797-7545 or visit the museum website.

The Museum of Anthropology is part of the Anthropology Program at USU in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Source: Museum of Anthropology

Contact: USU Museum of Anthropology, (435) 797-7545,

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