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D.Y. Begay: Evolution of a Weaver

Weaver D.Y. Begay will discuss the evolution of her weaving practice and elaborate on her extensive work with museum exhibitions.

Begay is a Navajo, born to the Totsoni’ (Big Water) Clan and born for the Tachinii’ (Red Running into Earth) Clan people.  D.Y. is a fourth-generation weaver; her unique Navajo weaving style has been handed down through the weavers in her family. Her tapestries reflect the beauty and colors of  Tselani, Ariz., in the Four Corners region of the Navajo Reservation.

Begay has exhibited in many museums including the National Museum of the American Indian Smithsonian Institute, New York City; Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe; Kennedy Museum of Art, Athens, OH; C.N. Gorman Museum, Davis, Calif.; and Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Her lecture is supported by the Olson-Brandelle North American Indian Art Collection. 


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