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Google Has Honored We:wa, a Zuni Craftsman Who Was Breaking Social Boundaries

02.11.2021
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Google Has Honored We:wa

In order to celebrate the first day of Indigenous People’s Month, Google decided to honor the late Zuni Pueblo by launching a Doodle on its homepage. The artist who was We:wa is known for producing woven products and ceramics during the 19th century.

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He was born in 1849 and referred to a category for a person with a male body who performed feminine tasks and wore feminine attire.

However, this didn’t prevent the artist to learn how to create textiles, which was then considered a male task. In addition, he worked as a farmer, and this kind of occupation had also been reserved for men. As a result, We:wa has mastered various forms of art-making, and they also got medicinal knowledge.

Zuni Craftsman Who Was Breaking Social Boundaries

Soon, the textiles and pottery become available to settlers for purchase and marked the tribe’s willingness to deal with colonists.

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