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Peggy Black

Utah Division of Arts & Museums (UDAM) teaching artist.

Born for the Many Goats Clan and to her maternal Arrow Peo- ple Clan, Peggy Rock Black learned to weave from her mother, grandmother, and sister at the age of 10-years-old. In addition to the weaving technique, Peggy knows the natural plant dyes and occasionally uses them when coloring the sumac strips she uses  in  her  baskets.  She  weaves  contemporary  baskets  but leans toward traditional Navajo designs of balance.  Peggy has won many awards at shows at The Museum of Northern Arizo- na in Flagstaff, and at the Gallup Ceremonials in New Mexico, but she does not think of herself as a competitive person. “I on- ly want to try different designs,” she explains. And then, in a sentence that sums up Peggy’s personality as well as the reason her baskets are so dynamic, she adds, “I want to experience the designs.”
Today, she is passing the difficult but rewarding lessons of the art along to her three daughters.
Learners will learn the step-by-step process of basket weaving.

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