6650 E. Broadway • Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone: 989-775-4750 • Fax: 989-775-4770
Open Mon. thru Sat. 10am - 6pm • Closed Sundays

Stefanie Dombrowski, Sales & Events Coordinator • sdombrowski@sagchip.org
Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways
6650 E. Broadway • Mt. Pleasant, MI  48858
Phone 989.775.4744 • Fax 989.775.4770 • www.sagchip.org/ziibiwing


For Immediate Release - November 1, 2007


Mt. Pleasant, Michigan    The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways will host a very special collection showing from 10am-3pm on Saturday, November 17, 2007 featuring Dine' (Navajo) blankets and rugs from the Ziibiwing Center's Caleb E. Calkins Collection.

The Calkins Collection includes some of the most coveted textiles by antique collectors from around the world including: two-sided blankets, third phase chief blankets, and eye dazzler blankets. Many of these weavings have never been displayed to the public. William Johnson, curator for the Ziibiwing Center, will host this very rare opportunity to explore the beauty, intricacies and techniques of Dine' (Navajo) weaving. The event is free and open to the public.

The Dine' (Navajo) blankets that will be on display include: Chief's Blankets, Bayeta, Double Sided, Eye Dazzler, Germantown, Mantas, Pound, Raised Outline, and Serapes. The Dine' (Navajo) rugs that will be on display represent the Trading Posts of Chinle, Crystal, Ganado, Teec Nos Pos, Two Grey Hills, and Wide Ruins. The Classic Period circa 1650-1868, Late Classic Period circa 1865-1880, Transitional Period circa 1868-1895, and Rug Period circa 1895 to the present will be featured.

The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan is the Midwest's Premier American Indian Museum. Established in 2004, the Ziibiwing Center is a distinctive treasure created to provide an enriched, diversified, and culturally relevant educational experience through its award-winning Diba Jimooyung permanent exhibition, changing exhibitions, research center, gift shop and café. The Ziibiwing Center is a non-profit cultural center and museum belonging to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, who also own Michigan's only four diamond establishment, the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort.

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