Weaving Circle

ဖးလၢ ကညီကျိာ်

တၢ်လဲၤတရံးလၢတၢ်ထါထၣ်

တၢ်ထါထၣ်အတၢ်ရဲၣ်တၢ်ကျဲၤ (The Weaving Circle) ရဲၣ်ကျဲၤန့ၢ်တၢ်လီၢ်တၢ်ကျဲလၢ ပှၤဘၣ်ကီဘၣ်ခဲဖိတဖၣ် ကထါလိတၢ်အဂီၢ်, ကသိၣ်လိတၢ်ထါထၣ်အဂီၢ်, ဒီးကဆါဘၣ်တၢ်ဆဲးတၢ်လၤလၢအမ့ၢ် တၢ်ထ့တၢ်ထါအပီးအလီ သ့ၣ်တဖၣ်န့ၣ်လီၤ. တၢ်ထါထၣ်အတၢ်ရဲၣ်တၢ်ကျဲၤအံၤ မ့ၢ်တၢ်ပာ်ဃုာ်မၤသကိးလၢအမ့ၢ်ဝဲ ကညီကရၢမံၣ်နံၣ်စိထၣ်, Roseville Adult Learning Center, East Side Freedom Library,ဒီး Weavers Guild of Minnesota သ့ၣ်တဖၣ်န့ၣ်လီၤ.

ပှၤပိာ်မုၣ်လၢအထါတၢ်လၢကရူၢ်အံၤအပူၤသ့ၣ်တဖၣ်အိၣ်ဒီးတၢ်ထံၣ်လိာ်သးတနွံတဘျီဖဲ East Side Freedom Library ဒ်သိးအကထါတၢ်, ကရ့လိာ်မုာ်လိာ်သး, ဒီးကဒိးန့ၢ်ဘၣ်တၢ်တိစၢၤမၤစၢၤအဂီၢ်န့ၣ်လီၤ. ပိာ်မုၣ်သ့ၣ်တဖၣ် က့ၤစိာ်တၢ်ထါထၣ်ဆူအဟံၣ် ဒ်သိးကဆဲးထါဝံၤက့ၤဝဲတၢ် ဖဲမုၢ်နံၤအိၣ်လီၤတဲာ်လၢတနွံဘၣ်တနွံ အတီၢ်ပူၤန့ၣ်လီၤ. ပိာ်မုၣ်အါဂၤမၤလိသ့အသးလၢ တၢ်ထါထၣ်လၢအနီၢ်ဆံးခါလံၤလံၤ ဖဲအိၣ်လၢကီၢ်ပယီၤ မ့တမ့ၢ် ကီၢ်ကၠီၣ်တဲာ်အဆၢကတီၢ် လံၤလံၤန့ၣ်လီၤ. မၤလိအါထီၣ်ဘၣ်ဃးကညီဖိတၢ်တၢ်ထါထၣ်အဂ့ၢ်အကျိၤ.

လၢဒီတနံၣ်ညါအတီၢ်ပူၤ ပှၤပိာ်မုၣ်သ့ၣ်တဖၣ်နုာ်လီၤမၤသကိးတၢ်လၢလီၢ်ကဝီၤတၢ်ဆါတၢ်ပှ့ၤအမူးဒ်အမ့ၢ် Swede Hollow Art Fair, the Saint Paul Art Crawl, Little Mekong Night Market သ့ၣ်တဖၣ် န့ၣ်လီၤ. အဝဲသ့ၣ်တဖၣ်ဆါဝဲ တၢ်ထါဒ်အမ့ၢ်ထၢၣ်, ဆ့ကၤ, နံၣ်, စီၢ်နီၤခိၣ်ဒါ, ခိၣ်ဖၢၣ်, ဒီးဆ့ကၤသ့ၣ်တဖၣ်န့ၣ်လီၤ. လဲၤနုာ်လီၤကွၢ်ဘၣ်ပလံာ်နံၣ်လံာ်လါဒ်သိး နကထံၣ်န့ၢ်တၢ်ဆါတၢ်ပှ့ၤအမုၢ်နံၤမုၢ်သီလၢ ကဟဲကဒီးအသီတဖၣ်အဂီၢ်န့ၣ်တက့ၢ်.
ပှၤပိာ်မုၣ်လၢအထါတၢ်သ့ၣ်တဖၣ် ဟ့ၣ်စ့ၢ်ကီးတၢ်သိၣ်လိဘၣ်ဃး တၢ်ထါထၣ်ဆူပှၤဘၣ်ကီဘၣ်ခဲ သူၣ်ဘီၣ်သးစၢ် လၢအထီၣ်တီၤထီကၠိသ့ၣ်တဖၣ်အဂီၢ်န့ၣ်လီၤ. ပှၤပိာ်မုၣ်သ့ၣ်တဖၣ်နာ်ဝဲလၢ တၢ်ထါထၣ်မ့ၢ်တၢ်လၢ အရ့ဒိၣ်ဒိၣ်မးတမံၤလၢ တၢ်ကပၢၤဃာ်အီၤအဃိ အဝဲသ့ၣ််တဖၣ်သးအိၣ် ဟ့ၣ်နီၤလီၤတၢ်သ့တၢ်ဘၣ်အံၤဆူ ဖိလံၤလၢခံတစိၤအအိၣ်န့ၣ်လီၤ. လၢအပူၤကွံာ်, ပှၤပိာ်မုၣ်သ့ၣ်တဖၣ် သိၣ်လိတ့ၢ်တၢ်ထါထၣ်ဆူပှၤကၠိဖိလၢ အထီၣ် Washington Technology Magnet School, LEAP High School, and Humboldt High School သ့ၣ်တဖၣ်အအိၣ်န့ၣ်လီၤ.

ကျိၣ်စ့တၢ်မၤစၢၤလၢတၢ်ရဲၣ်တၢ်ကျဲၤအံၤအဂီၢ်ဟဲခီဖျိလၢ Minnesota State Arts Board အအိၣ်န့ၣ်လီၤ.


The Weaving Circle provides refugees with a space to practice, teach, and sell traditional Karen weaving. The Weaving Circle is a collaboration of KOM, Roseville Adult Learning Center, East Side Freedom Library, and the Weavers Guild of Minnesota.

The women in the Weaving Circle meet weekly at the East Side Freedom Library to weave, socialize, and receive case management. The women bring their projects back to their homes during the week to continue weaving. Many of the women learned to weave in Burma or Thailand when they were children. Learn more about Karen weaving.

Throughout the year, the women participate in local art fairs such as the Swede Hollow Art Fair, the Saint Paul Art Crawl, and Little Mekong Night Market. They sell woven products such as bags, shirts, sarongs, table runners, scarves, and dresses. View our calendar to find out about upcoming art sales.

The women also teach Karen weaving to refugee youth at local high schools. The women believe it is important to preserve this art form, so they want to pass it down to the next generation. The women have taught at Washington Technology Magnet School, LEAP High School, and Humboldt High School in the past.

View a video of the Weaving Circle created by the Minnesota State Arts Board:

Karen Organization of Minnesota, Folk and Traditional Arts grantee from Minnesota State Arts Board on Vimeo.

To learn more about the Weaving Circle, contact Paw Boh Htoo, Weaving Coordinator.

Funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board

Contact

Paw Boh Htoo
Weaving Coordinator

pbhtoo@mnkaren.org
651-202-3117

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The Weaving Circle is not taking referrals at this time.

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