Donations Support Diné Weavers

Rug Show
Support Diné Weavers
The Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program creates a market for Diné weavers and raises awareness about the Elders’ needs.

The pandemic continues to effect the lives of the Elders, including the weavers. Disparities in Elder income, health, and overall wellness were not brought on by COVID-19, but the pandemic shone a harsh light on the issues the Elder’s face.

Many of our Elders are home alone. They’re widowed. Elder services have been limited on the Navajo reservation. Often it feels to them like they’re forgotten.

Your donation in support of Diné Weavers helps Adopt-A-Native-Elder send yarn to weavers to help them earn income through their weaving of beautiful rugs. The Elders sell their rugs through the A.N.E. website throughout the year as well as for the Annual Rug Show.

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.”

Ahéhee’. Thank you.