The 5th Annual Navajo Rug Auction to benefit Navajo weavers and the Maxwell Museum will be held Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Prairie Star restaurant. More than 200 hundred rugs in a wide range of styles including traditional and contemporary handmade rugs by weavers of New Mexico and Arizona will be on display and available for purchase. Preview items from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The auction begins at 1 p.m. The Prairie Star restaurant is located on Highway 550 at Tamaya Road in Bernalillo. Admission is free.
Weaving is an intimate and sacred part of Navajo life and culture. It involves hard work, raising sheep and goats, carding wool, dyeing wool and making time for weaving. Specialists and experts in the field of Native American art and Navajo weaving will be on site to identify handspun, hand-carded, and vintage pieces to ensure quality items and prices. Whether you are a collector or interested in knowing more, this is a great opportunity to view a variety of styles and learn the history of Navajo rug weaving. Browse, bid, and take home a unique handmade textile. Proceeds benefit Navajo weavers and the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. Sales tax will not be charged for purchases. A portion of all purchases is tax deductible.
The auction will be conducted by the R. B. Burnham & Co. Trading Post. Bruce Burnham and his family are well known for their work in trading Native art of the four corners area for five generations. Their expertise in buying, selling, and trading has earned the respect of collectors and peers nationwide.
Directions to Prairie Star restaurant
From Albuquerque: North I25 to exit 242, at the top of the ramp go west/left and travel 2 miles on 550. Santa Ana Casino will be on the right, go 1 block west of the casino and take a right at the light Tamaya Rd. Appx. 1/4 mile from 550 you will see a sign that reads Santa Ana Golf Club and Prairie Star Restaurant. Take a right into the parking lot.
For more information contact Mary Beth Hermans at (505) 277‑1400 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.