A Virtual Festival Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021

Barbara Teller Ornelas

Barbara Teller Ornelas is a fifth-generation Master Navajo weaver who specializes in Two Grey Hills style pieces. The Two Grey Hills style is identified primarily by a double-diamond layout, intricate geometric design using natural colored, hard carded and hand-spun wool.

Teller Ornelas teaches Navajo weaving workshops with her sister, Lynda Teller Pete, at Idyllwild Arts Academy’s Native American Arts Program. Alongside Lynda, she is the author of "How to Weave a Navajo Rug and Other Lessons from Spider Woman."

Scheduled events:
Lessons from Spider Woman
Sisters Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete share the beauty and the cultural significance of their Navajo weaving in their new book, "How to Weave a Navajo Rug."

Nuestras RaĆ­ces Stage (Seats 1000)
Sat, Mar 6, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Panelists: Barbara Ornelas, Lynda Pete
Moderator: Kristen Suagee-Beauduy

How to Weave a Navajo Rug and Other Lessons from Spider Woman
Nuestras Raices
October 2020
ISBN 9781734421705
Spiral-bound, 152 pages
$29.95, INSTORE
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Spider Woman's Children
Navajo Weavers Today
Nuestras Raices
Thrums Books
January 2018
ISBN 9780999051757
Paperback, 144 pages

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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