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Ski & Snowboard News / Navajo rug sale supports Navajo Elders and traditions

Nov 06, 2018 09:17AM ● By Harriet Wallis

Photo courtesy of Adapt-an-Elder

It's a unique opportunity to meet Navajos and learn about the culture through weaving demonstrations, singing, and traditional dances at the 3-day Navajo Rug Show and Sale at Deer Valley this weekend. It's a show, a sale, and a cultural experience all wrapped into a single event. It's a good event for families.

Elders will have their hand-woven rugs, crafts, and jewelry available for purchase. And they receive 100% of the proceeds to help support themselves and their families through the winter months ahead.

The show displays more than 600 one-of-a- kind weavings, native jewelry and crafts hand-made by Navajos.

In addition, the Adopt-A-Native-Elder program assists more than 500 Navajo Elders living on the Navajo Reservation in northeastern Arizona, southeastern Utah and northwestern New Mexico. Twice a year, volunteers deliver food, firewood, yarn for weaving, and medical supplies to Elders in need.

The 3-day Navajo Rug Show and Sale is scheduled for Nov. 9 - 11 at Deer Valley's Snow Park Lodge in Park City. Admission is $5. It's the only event of its kind in the world.

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