The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian’s latest exhibit, “Native American Woven Arts,” explores the artistry and expertise of the weavers who create unique and priceless baskets, bags, rugs, blankets, and clothing.
The exhibit displays over 20 rugs and textiles and over 45 basketry objects. Visitors will learn the stories and significance behind many renowned weaving designs, such as Two Grey Hills rugs and black ask baskets. Native American designs are filled with meaning and their symbolism opens a unique door to their culture.
The exhibit also examines the process of creating woven pieces by hand and the various techniques used by people across the US and Canada, such as textile finger weaving and loom weaving, as well as traditional coil, plaiting, and twined basketry weaving. This extensive traditional knowledge has been passed down for generations. Come learn about artists who helped preserve traditional techniques, as well as those who are creating pieces today.
The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, students and children, and free for Mitchell Museum members and Tribal members.