Shaped by the Loom: Weaving Worlds in the American Southwest invites you to explore the world of Navajo weaving. Highlighting Diné history, culture, and cosmology, as well as the localized and land-based knowledge systems that guide the making process, this dynamic online experience presents weaving as an art form, a cultural practice, and a lived experience. Learn more about these items through the works of Diné weavers and visual artists, interactive multimedia experiences, essays, object studies, and a selection of historical items from the American Museum of Natural History, New York.

This project was developed in collaboration with Bard Graduate Center students in 2020 and 2021. Funding was provided by the Wyeth Foundation for American Art.