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Loom weaving at Stephens College

March 23, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CDT
Oralia Chopin weaves before a crowd in Stamper Commons at Stephens College on Monday evening, during a backstrap loom weaving demonstration. Chopin is the vice president of TRAMA Textiles, a Guatemalan fair trade weaving cooperative that she said was organized to help women provide for themselves in the poor conditions caused by war in the 1980s. This was translated by Lorna McCune, a Spanish instructor and first year Anthropology Ph.D. student at MU.

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