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Posts by Mary Walker

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…

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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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Want to Learn More About Traditional Navajo Wool Processing?

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…

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From Two Grey Hills to Ganado: A Two Faced Navajo Weaving by Gilbert Begay

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…

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