Detail of Navajo weaver figure at loom

Detail; Weaver with Loom

Navajo artist

wool, fabric, wood, sequins, beads, yarn

Weaver-inspired Activity

When artist Melanie Yazzie saw this object, she was inspired by the meaning behind the important action - the laboring, working, and creating to provide for the family.

Does this idea spark a lesson for your classroom?

  • How could this object interest students and inspire them to create a visual representation of an action?
  • How could students share about lessons, skills, and stories they have learned from their families through art, writing, or performance?
  • How could you facilitate a conversation about what student see as important actions their family members provide?