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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Hairpipe Beading Workshop with Naomi Smith


Craft Indigenous Library
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Virtually over Zoom

Oakville, ON



Offered in English.


Naomi Smith is an Indigenous artist, curator and educator. In this virtual workshop she will lead us through the history and making of a traditional hairpipe bracelet. Materials are provided. Ages 8+.

The history of the Indigenous hairpipe is shrouded in mystery. This ages old object of adornment is an esteemed part of Indigenous material culture. In this session Indigenous artist, curator and educator, Naomi Smith will discuss the ways the hairpipe is used, as well as the materials and ideas around how the hairpipe got it’s name. Who would of thought there could be so much Indigenous history incorporated in the hairpipe? Following the presentation is an opportunity for participants to construct their own hairpipe creation using traditional materials and an easy stringing method. Indigenous teachings will be part of the learning experience.


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