The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation extends its congratulations to 2017 Mentor Artist Fellow TahNibaa Naataanii (Diné [Navajo]), who has been invited by the Croatian American Society to participate in the project Heritage Storytelling – Konavle Embroidery & Traditional Textile Weaving of American Indians. This event will be held in Croatia from March 6-15, 2018 and Ms. Naataanii will be traveling to join as an honored guest.
The main objective of this intercultural exchange event will be to raise awareness of common traditional values, and the use of woven pictorial language through arts and traditional crafts. Traditional Konvale embroidery, a decorative element of Croatian costume, features strictly symmetrical and geometrical motives in countless forms, mostly worked out in red, black, and dark-green color with a golden-yellow border. As a masterful Diné weaver, Ms. Naataanii will participate in panels and demonstrations regarding the parallel traditions, methods and symbolism of these two art forms.
We wish Tahnibaa safe travels in her incredible work to make connections through her art, all around the world!
The Croatian American Society is the oldest non-government organization in Croatia which promotes cultural, educational, and scientific cooperation – as well as all civil liberties – between the Republic of Croatia and the United States of America.