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The Navajo or Dine (dih-NEH, the Navajo word for themselves, meaning “the people”) are an Athabascan people who migrated to the Southwest from western Canada sometime between 1300 and 1500 AD. After their arrival, a holy person named Spider Woman taught the Dine how to weave. Spider Man gave them instructions for building the looms. Accordingly, Dine men build the looms for their wives, daughters and mothers, but women traditionally do the weaving.
Navajo Rug Weaver - online tools Weaving is a highly important aspect of Navajo history and culture. This website will briefly introduce what Navajo weaving is all about. It will also discuss some of the math principles we can learn by looking at the intricate designs that Navajo weavers use in their rugs and blankets. Finally, using our Navajo Rug Weaver software, you can create your own Navajo-inspired rug designs.