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
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.
For the schedule of events: http://www.anelder.org/Navajo-Rug-Show-and-Sale