Sunday Jan 6, 2019
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The Ariz. author and cultural anthropologist talks about and signs her latest non-fiction effort, Navajo Weavers of the American Southwest, co-written with educator Peter Hiller.
ANTHROPOLOGIST EXAMINES NAVAJO WEAVING 3:00 PM SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, AT PAGE ONE
Arizona author Anne Lane Hedlund, cultural anthropologist, will be at Page One Books 3:00 pm Sunday, January 6 (2019), to talk about and sign her latest non-fiction effort, "Navajo Weavers of the American Southwest." The book was co-written with educator Peter Hiller, and features art from Ramona Sakiestewa.
The book is described as such: "From the mid-17th century to the present day, herding sheep, carding wool, spinning yarn, dyeing with native plants, and weaving on iconic upright looms have all been steps in the intricate process of Navajo blanket and rug making in the American Southwest. Beginning in the late 1800s, amateur and professional photographers documented the Diné (Navajo) weavers and their artwork, and the images they captured tell the stories of the artists, their homes, and the materials, techniques, and designs they used. Many postcards illustrate popular interest surrounding weaving as an indigenous art form, even as economic, social, and political realities influenced the craft. These historical pictures illuminate perceived traditional weaving practices. The authors' accompanying narratives deepen the perspective and relate imagery to modern life."
Hedlund is a cultural anthropologist who collaborates with native weavers and other visual artists. She retired from the University of Arizona in 2013, but remains active in writing, publishing, and consulting with many museums and cultural centers. From 1997 to 2013, she served as a professor of anthropology and curator of ethnology at the Arizona State Museum. She also directed the Gloria F. Ross Tapestry Program. As a cultural anthropologist, she has conducted fieldwork among Native American weavers and other artists since the mid-1970s, and has interest in worldwide textile producers. The author of many publications, she has curated museum exhibitions throughout the country. Her 2004 book, "Navajo Weaving in the Late Twentieth Century: Kin, Community, and Collectors" received the Arizona Highways/Arizona Library Association Award for Non-Fiction.
Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank Blvd NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Hedlund event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit www.page1book.com.
Hedlund website: https://anthropology.arizona.edu/user/ann-lane-hedlund