Split-Twig Figurine Workshop

Sunday-November 17, 2019

10 a.m. to Noon

Join us to learn about and how to make split-twig figurines.


These prehistoric effigies, left in caves in the Grand Canyon

over 3000 years ago are made of willow. Archaeologists don’t

know exactly why they were made, but theories include

pre-hunt ceremonial objectives; helping the hunters to find

and bring home deer and big-horn sheep.


This workshop will teach you and help you make at least one split-twig figurine.  We will select and gather our willow from beside the Rio Grande at Coronado Historic Site, then cut and bend it into unique deer-like figures. You may make several figurines as time permits.


Friends of Coronado board member, Mr. Edward Chamberlin will teach us how to make the figurines. He worked in the museum collection at Grand Canyon National Park for 10 years where he examined the original 3000-year-old figurines and learned how to make them.


When: November 17, 2019

Time:    10 am to Noon

Where: At the Coronado Historic Site

Bring:   Please bring a pointed, sharp knife and a cutting board. Wear sturdy, toe-covered shoes to safely walk to the river and gather your willow.


Click Here to Register by emailing the Friends of Coronado Historic Site. Note the “Split-Twig Figurine Workshop” in your email.


Workshop Fee: $15 per person (Pay online here or in the Sun-Father’s Gift shop at the Coronado Historic Site.)