Mongali Rai (seated in chair) and Mon Maya Rai (seated on floor) demonstrate back strap weaving at the Akron-Summit County Public Library on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The Akron Mini Maker Faire features demonstrations and exhibits of people and groups that make things. The Akron Bhutanese community displayed its talented weavers, shown above using a backstrap loom, a technique they brought with them from Bhutan and Nepal. Liz Kuhn, Bersha Ghimirey, and Terry Kuhn provided logistics and interpretation support for the demonstration.
The Captain's Chair (above left) was used to anchor the backstrap loom, Mon Maya, Bersha, Mongali, and Liz were discussing the setup (above middle), and many spectators stopped to watch the weaving activity. The products of their backstrap weaving can been seen at www.woveninexile.weebly.com
Selected BCAA activities are chronicled in this blog.