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Roy Kady, courtesy Bill Hatcher

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Oct 19 2023
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TimeWeaving Demonstation 1-4 p.m. Guided tour begins at 6:30 p.m.

1:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Roy Kady Weaving Demonstration and Guided Museum Tour

The Moab Museum is pleased to announce days of programming with master weaver, Roy Kady, from October 19-21, 2023, in conjunction with the current temporary exhibition on display at the Moab Museum, The People’s Tapestry: Weaving Tradition in Navajo Culture.

On Thursday, October 19, Kady will deliver a weaving demonstration in the Moab Museum’s South Gallery. Attendees will have the opportunity to observe the weaving process and ask questions between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Later that evening at 6:30 p.m., Kady will share his interpretation and perspective about the diverse array of Navajo textiles currently on exhibit at the Moab Museum in a guided Museum tour. The People’s Textile: Weaving Tradition in Navajo Culture features nearly 100 stunning historic and contemporary textiles. Kady will speak about the significant weaving and stylistic differences of some of the rugs and blankets on display, connecting his experience with the exhibit.

About Roy Kady: Roy Kady is a master weaver, who first learned weaving and sheep herding from his mother when growing up in Goat Spring, Arizona on the outskirts of Teec Nos Pos. He is renowned today for his masterful weaving and versatile designs: from traditional patterns to innovative pictorials. He has advocated for the continued vitality of flocks of Navajo Churro sheep through involvement with numerous organizations and has shared his passion and expertise for weaving through teaching and demonstrating both regionally and across the country.

About the exhibition: The Moab Museum is honored to present The People’s Tapestry: Weaving Tradition in Navajo Culture, a celebration of the magnificent weavings created by the Diné (which means “the people” in Navajo). Diné textiles reflect the concept of hózhóó, or balance and harmony, which is reflected in the primarily symmetrical designs. Balance and harmony bring beauty and a sense of well-being. The People’s Tapestry provides a space for storytelling by The People through weaving demonstrations and approximately 100 textiles displayed in the spirit of historic trading posts across the four corners region. More information can be found at https://moabmuseum.org/exhibition/the-peoples-tapestry/.

Roy Kady, courtesy Bill Hatcher
Roy Kady, courtesy Bill Hatcher

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