Goat Tracks by Anna Jean Begay
Diamond Double Weave by Garndreau Nez
Personal Design by Autumn Yazzie

Navajo Children: Weaving the Future

Hand made rugs and blankets have always been an important part of Native American culture and economy. Weaving techniques and patterns have traditionally been passed down from mothers and grandmothers to daughters.

Modern lifestyles have threatened this art form. Tourism, and economic development from Adopt an Elder Program have given this art form renewed interest. Adopt an Elder Program sponsors rug sales directly from the weavers who get one hundred percent of the profits. Young and talented Navajo children living in the Navajo Nation did all the rugs and blankets in this exhibit. The collection is on loan from Adopt an Elder Program.


2022-2023 Traveling Schedule

Chase Home Museum Sep 6 - Oct 4, 2022
Orem Public Library, Orem, Nov 15 - Jan 17, 2023
Willow Elementary, Grantsville, Jan 19 - Feb 10, 2023
Weber State University Library, Ogden, Feb 15 - Apr 28, 2023
Layton Art Museum, May 1 - June 15, 2023

2021-2022 Traveling Schedule

Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City, Mar 24 - Aug 17, 2021
Sterling Elementary, Tooele, Jan 5 - Feb 2, 2022
Discovery Gateway Children's Museum, Apr 21 - Jun 2, 2022

2020-2021 Traveling Schedule

Weber State University, Stewart Library, Ogden 8/20-12/17
George S. & Dolores Dore Eccles Art Gallery, SLCC, Salt Lake City, 1/7-2/8, 2021
Clarke Johnson Junior High, Tooele, 2/9-3/9

2018-2019 Traveling Schedule

Wasatch Elementary, Salt Lake City, Aug 27 – Sep 24
Overlake Elementary, Tooele, Feb 11 – Mar 13, 2019
Cedar City Public Library, May 1 – June 5