Zonnie Gilmore, Diné Textile Weaver

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Diné of the Navajo Nation weaver Zonnie Gilmore (b. 1939) of Chinle, Arizona, is featured in the film Weaving Worlds (Bennie Klain, Director) which presents Navajo weavers working to preserve their weaving tradition in the face of increasing globalization. She shows viewers sheep shearing and takes them to the disappointing results of the first few bids at the Crownpoint rug auction. While Gilmore owns sheep, she only uses store-bought yarn. She specializes in Sandpainting rugs and began weaving in her early teens. Source: Gorman Museum

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