The 4th Annual Navajo Rug Auc­tion to ben­e­fit Navajo weavers and the Maxwell Museum will be held Sat­ur­day, Nov. 17 at the Prairie Star restau­rant. More than 200 hun­dred rugs in a wide range of styles both his­toric and recently com­pleted 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.

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 just learning, this is a great opportunity to view a variety of styles and hear a brief presentation on 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. Admission is free. Sales tax will not be charged for purchases. A portion of all purchases is tax deductible.

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: