Archive for August 2014

Crownpoint Rug Auction Update: Auction Scheduled for September 12

Here’s a brief Crownpoint Rug Auction update. According to the auction’s Facebook page and web site, an auction will be held on September 12, which would have been the originally scheduled date.  I would advise contacting those sources for the latest information and to confirm the date before you travel to the auction.
Hagoshíí (so long …

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The Saddest Day: Crownpoint Rug Auction in Jeopardy

Yesterday was one of the saddest days of my life.  The venerable Crownpoint Rug Auction was abruptly cancelled amid severe financial problems. Weavers have reported difficulties with returned checks for the last few months and this reached a crisis level in July as check cashing establishments throughout the area are refusing to accept any checks …

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