The Weaving News
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 AuctionRead More
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 MoreRead 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.
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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 Read MoreRead More
Ganado, AZ It just doesn’t get better than a Sunday at a Sheep is Life event for Jennie Slick and me. Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site hosted the event today and there were areas where people could learn about carding and spinning, vegetal dyeing and weaving. Jay Begay, Beverly Allen, Ilene Naegle and Jennie Read MoreRead More
Of course you do! Come to Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site on July 13!
Ganado, AZ This coming Sunday, Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site will hold a one day sheep, wool and weaving workshop. Topics include hands-on shearing with manual scissors, carding, spinning, felting, loom warping and weaving. The event kicks off at 7 Read More
Tempe, AZ Gilbert Begay has just completed weaving a two-faced rug. He started it about six months ago, encouraged and tutored by prolific two faced weavers Harriet and Virginia Snyder. A two-faced Navajo rug is a very rare weaving today and documentation on the technique is sparse. For those of you who are familiar with Read MoreRead More
Melissa Cody comes from a family of phenomenal weavers. Her grandmother, Martha Schultz has woven for over six decades and her mother Lola Cody has won prizes at both the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market and at the Santa Fe Indian Market. In addition to her impeccable weaving lineage, Melissa is a graduate Read MoreRead More