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Materials Lab Workshop: Cornhusk Weaving with Aquinnah Artist Elizabeth James-Perry [AT CAPACITY]

Close-up of pink, green, and undyed cornhusk weavings on two types of hand looms.
Photo: Elizabeth James-Perry


Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

This event is at capacity.

This event requires registration; see further details below.

Join Aquinnah Wampanoag artist and scientist Elizabeth James-Perry for a handweaving workshop with naturally dyed, sustainable cornhusk. Learn firsthand about how this art incorporates Native Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) with environmental, horticulture, textile arts, and cultural knowledge. James-Perry will talk about Native fibers and dyes in the context of Wampanoag textiles, bags, and jewelry. She will also explain the benefits of using non-toxic dyes, wild harvesting techniques, and gardening in supporting an artistic practice. You will be guided in weaving a wall-hanging project with naturally dyed cornhusk, a plant material traditionally used for basketry and matting. Both your weaving and the reusable wooden loom you use in workshop will be yours to take home.

The hands-on session will take place in the Materials Lab on the Lower Level.

$15 materials fee. Registration is required and space is limited; registration will open on this form, beginning on Wednesday, February 21, at 10am. Materials fee must be paid to confirm registration. Please email or call 617-495-1440 to join the waitlist. Minimum age of 14; no previous experience required.

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