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The Evolution of Ravenstail Weaving

October 12, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Lecture for the Monthly PHG Meeting on PNW artist John Beard’s journey of learning Ravenstail weaving.

PNW artist John Beard began learning Ravenstail weaving from Cheryl Samuel just a month after his retirement in 1994. Over the next two years he continued to hone his weaving skills, leading to him guiding a group of Cheryl’s students in the creation of a full size Ravenstail robe. After completing several robes and a number of smaller pieces over the next eight years, he found it especially exhilarating to see the robes worn and danced by Native Americans at Celebration 2000, 2002, and 2006 in Juneau. Sharing the story of Ravenstail weaving through teaching, demonstrations and presentations continues to be one of the most enjoyable experiences of his life.


October 12, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Multnomah Arts Center
7688 SW Capitol Hwy,
Portland, OR 97219 US
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