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The Horse: Beaded Riding Whip Artist Workshop

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
The Natural History Museum of Utah

Join Shoshone Bead Worker Rios Pacheco and make a traditional beaded riding whip, known as a quirt. A traditional quirt consists of a short, stout stock and braided leather handle. The old style horse quirt is still carried by some today. Participants will learn about the significance of the design of the quirt and how they were used in the past. 

Rios Pacheco learned the intricate art of beading from watching his mother, grandmother, and aunts as they did beadwork and tanned hides. Pacheco attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico in Native Studies and Native Culture and Arts. He is an instructor at the American West Heritage Center in Wellsville, Utah.
 

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Cost: $40

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Museum admission and materials included.