In August of 2014, the Crownpoint Rug Auction was cancelled as the result of financial mismanagement. The situation jeopardized the auction, a source of income for 100+ Navajo weavers. Crownpoint community leaders, the auctioneers, and concerned buyers formed a new association… Read more about the Crownpoint Rug Auction
A tribute to master Navajo weaver Herman Brown, who died on September 07, 2015. Herman was renowned for his American flag miniature Navajo rugs. Read about Herman.
Most of us think of the rug as the quintessential product of Navajo weaving but pieces like Gerard Begay’s poncho, woven for the just concluded Santa Fe Indian Market, go back to the times when Navajo weaving was woven mainly for use by Navajo people. The rug as a floor-covering is a collaboration between traders Read More
A Story of Night and Day: the Navajo Shoe Game Pictorial Rug
Jane Hyden’s latest Pictorial rug celebrates the very first Navajo Shoe Game or Késhjéé. This first game was played long, long ago. At that time, the night animals and the day animals did not understand the importance of the cycles of the universe and Read More
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 Read More