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Weavers and Their Stories

What Happens When the Rug Doesn’t Sell: Laramie Blake’s Burntwater

I’m in Flagstaff, Arizona this weekend to do some appraisals and to attend the Flagstaff Cultural Partners Navajo Rug Auction, which was yesterday afternoon.  Twenty two year weaver Laramie Blake “caught a ride” to the auction with me.  She had a rug in the auction with a reserve bid of $600 and it didn’t sell.…

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Gathering of Weavers at Heard Museum Moves to December 1, 2012

The Gathering of Weavers, the Heard Museum’s annual celebration of Navajo weaving and weavers, had been re-scheduled to Saturday, December 1. Originally scheduled for November 3, the Gathering will feature many contemporary weavers showing their work and demonstrating weaving, spinning and dyeing. There are also interesting talks by interesting people and book signings. The Gathering…

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