THEME RUG PREVIEW
The 2021 Rug Show theme is titled, "I Have A Voice." We have but a brief window of time left with the traditional Elders, many of who are in their late 80s and 90s. Many of their stories had not been shared before because no one had ever asked them. Sharing their stories with you helps the weavers feel that we care for them and their lives.
“Their faces are their story of struggle, survival, and perseverance,” says Adopt-A-Native-Elder Founder Linda Myers. “Their hands hold the gentleness and softness of old age. Their rugs show the beauty within the weavers. It is a great honor to share the weavers' rugs and stories with you.”
To participate in this Virtual Event, visit our website on:
NOVEMBER 12, 2021 AT 6:00 p.m. MST
At this time, all of the theme rugs, along with our entire collection of Navajo rugs, jewelry and crafts go live on our site.
About the theme rugs
Special yarn bundle color combinations were
presented for the weavers to choose for their theme
rugs. You will not find these color combinations
available anywhere else. They are exclusive to the rugs woven for the Rug Show.
Many of the Navajo rug designs tell the stories of the weavers' clans. The Eagle, Bear, Hummingbird, Deer, Butterfly, and Elk Clans are often represented. The weavers also like to weave mountains, clouds, corn and flowers to reflect the beauty of their land and its teachings.
We hope you enjoy seeing the creativity of the weavers and the one-of-a-kind rugs they have woven just for you.
Note: The theme rugs will not be available for purchase until the Rug Show goes live on November 12th at 6:00 p.m.
WOULD YOU PLEASE DONATE IN SUPPORT OF THE WEAVERS?
The Navajo Rug Show & Sale helps The Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program create a market for the Elders’ weaving and to raise awareness about the Elders’ needs. Your purchase of an authentic Navajo rug helps support Diné weavers living on the Navajo reservation.
It is a privilege for Adopt-A-Native-Elder to present these beautiful Navajo rugs to you. We see it as an opportunity to feel the weavers' hands in the rugs and to know, even for many in their old age, they will earn income to feed their families.
For many, it is their only source of income.
The Elders say, “The rug you hold comes from my hands. It holds my songs and prayers. I weave it with good thoughts and prayers for your people. My eyes will not see to weave many more. Your hand has touched mine and you cared for me and my simple life.”