BUY A HANDWOVEN RUG

Although they may be poor monetarily, Traditional Navajo Elders are some of the culturally richest people in the world. Some Diné Elders live traditionally in hogans with dirt floors. Others live in simple structures with no running water or electricity. Most live simple but harsh lives, raising their sheep in the remote areas of the Navajo Reservation and turning their wool into incredible works of art by creating their world-famous Navajo rugs.

No two rugs are the same and each one is truly a piece of art. As they pray, the weavers are inspired by Spirit to weave the patterns that they see in their minds eye.

Adopt-A-Native-Elder supports traditional Elders by facilitating this market for their weavings. For many weavers, this is their sole means of support. Our Annual Rug Show in Park City, Utah, as well as online rug sales via our site here, provide weavers with additional resources for food, shelter, and transportation. 100% of the proceeds from your rug purchase go directly to the weaver. May you feel the peace your handwoven rug brings to your home and family.


All rug sizes are listed in inches.

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Rugs in Traditional Colors

Rugs in Earth and Natural Colors

Rugs in Other Colors

Pictorial and Ceremonial Rugs

Hand Spun and Hand Dyed Rugs

Baskets


100% OF YOUR PURCHASE GOES DIRECTLY TO THE WEAVER.

Rugs in Traditional Colors, Earth and Natural Colors and Other Colors
Rugs in these categories are grouped by their colors. For instance, the Traditional Colors group contains rugs with mixes of reds, grays, black, and white.

Pictorial and Ceremonial Rugs
The next group contains rugs which either have pictorial elements or are based on ceremonial themes.

Hand Spun and Hand Dyed Rugs
The final group of rugs have been woven from hand spun and hand dyed wool. The work of preparing the wool for these rugs has often been done by the weaver herself, adding many hours to the time it takes to finish a rug. In these rugs, the wool and design are often coarser than in those rugs made from commercial yarn. The heart and hand of the weaver can also be more evident in these rugs.

Traditional Navajo Baskets
In addition to rugs, we offer a small collection of traditional Navajo baskets for sale. For the most part, basket weaving is limited to the northwestern fringe of the Reservation with Navajo Mountain and Oljato both being centers for this art form. Baskets are in demand throughout the Reservation for use in ceremonies and their supply is limited. We are fortunate to have a few to offer.

Pitch pots are a traditional Navajo craft. They are utilitarian water vessels but also have an innate beauty. The weaver creates a woven basket and then treats it with pine pitch to make it water tight.

Pricing
All prices of the rugs are set by the weaver. Since the Elder is not physically present to sell her rug, in some cases there are two prices listed. The "asking price" is the price the Elder would like to receive for the rug. The "low price" is the lowest price the Elder will accept for her rug. You may pay either price or anything in the range between the asking price and the low price.

The sale of rugs on our website and at our Annual Navajo Rug Show & Sale are one of the most important ways we have to provide financial support to our Elders. All proceeds from the sale of these rugs are returned to the weaver. For more information please read the Rug Catalog Story. This page also explains the pricing structure used.

We hope you love your hand-crafted weaving as much as we love the opportunity to offer it to you. On behalf of the weavers, we thank you!


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