Philadelphia Textiles

Wednesday, 4 April 2001 - 5:00pm6:30pm

3619 Locust Walk

Philadelphia Textiles

Linda Kowall Woal

Philadelphia Textiles: Germantown Eyedazzler

The Germantown Eyedazzler style of Navaho rugs is a remarkable little-known story of Philadelphia's world-renowned Germantown yarn and its role in sparking two revolutions in Navajo weaving and design: one in the 19th century and one underway today. Southwestern and Native American art expert Linda Kowall Woal will discuss the history of these two revolutions – how materials and economic conditions influenced weaving styles – and the fascinating personal stories behind those revolutions.

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Related links

American Textile History Museum

The Textile Museum

The Smithsonian's Whole Cloth