Yucca Cordage Workshop

Yucca Cordage Workshop

Previously Held September 16, 2023
Aztec Ruins National Monument
Looking to learn how to craft a Yucca Cord? Aztec Ruins National Monument will be hosting a Yucca Cordage Workshop on Saturday, September 16th from 10:30-11:30am.

Event Information

Aztec Ruins National Monument
725 Ruins Road, Aztec NM
Aztec Ruins
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On Saturday, September 16, Aztec Ruins National Monument will offer a hands-on yucca cordage workshop.

Yucca was an integral part of life in the American Southwest and used to make anything from sandals to rope and everything in between. Join Ranger Justin as he teaches you step by step how to make a short length of yucca cord from harvesting to the finished product.

The program is open to everyone, but since materials are limited, they can only supply the first 25 people who sign up with yucca. The program will begin at 10:30 AM in the picnic area, and it will last approximately 60 minutes. Participants should bring water and sun protection as this program will be held outside. The program is free of charge, but those wishing to make cordage should bring a common metal teaspoon or tablespoon to scrape the yucca leaves.

If interested, call the Aztec Ruins Visitor Center at (505) 334-6174 to reserve a space. 

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