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Rose Bighorse shares her knowledge as a cultural demonstrator at Grand Canyon

Rose Bighorse is a fourth generation weaver and specializes in weaving pillows. (Photo/National Park Service)

Rose Bighorse is a fourth generation weaver and specializes in weaving pillows. (Photo/National Park Service)

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Diné tribal member Rose Bighorse is a fourth generation weaver and specializes in weaving pillows.

Early on she learned how to weave rugs, but started weaving pillows because she said it was faster and less intensive. Her designs are intricate, one of a kind, and have received blue ribbons in the past.

Currently, Bighorse said she wants to learn how to make the wool she uses for her craft. She wants to learn how shear, card, spin, and dye the wool. On top of that she is looking to expand and create matching sets of pillows, coffee table runners, and rugs.

Bighorse is also a long time cultural demonstrator at Grand Canyon National Park. She plans to return to the park this summer, demonstrating her craft and her culture at Desert Vie.

Those interested in seeing Bighorse's work can do so at www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQaOx_Jy_ok&t=68s.

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