Demonstrating Artists

Ei Mer Karen Weaving Group of Utah

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Among Utah’s refugee community are the Karen and Karenni people from the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar, a country formerly known as Burma. Using a backstrap loom, an ancient and portable technology, they still produce domestic textiles, a skill they have kept alive even while living in Thai refugee camps for the last 30+ years or resettling in the U.S.