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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.

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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