Anthropologists claim the Navajo people learned to weave from their Pueblo neighbors by the mid 17th century.  The more poetic Navajo legend tells of Spider Man teaching the people to build looms from sunshine, lightning, and rain, while Spider Woman taught them to weave.  In either event, weaving became an important part of the Navajo culture.

Today, weaving still provides a livlihood for some of the Navajo.  We are happy to present some of their work for you here.  All of the rugs pictured are for sale, unless marked as "SOLD".  All sales benefit the St. Jude Navajo Art Fund.  If you are interested in purchasing a rug, or would like more information about the St. Jude Navajo Art Fund, please contact Sister Mary Rogers (srmr1213 at yahoo dot com).

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Navajo weaver: Zonnie Tsosie.  
Left rug 1: 22.5 in. x 30 in. Price: $230.00 + $20.00 (shipping).
Right rug 2: 22.5 in. x 29.5 in. Same price and shipping fee.

 

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Navajo weaver:  Zonnie Tsosie.  
Left rug 3: 22 in. x 29 in. Price: $230.00 + $20.00 (shipping).

 

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Navajo weaver: Eleanor Yazzie.
Left rug 4: 19.5 in. x 32.5 in. Price: $170.00 + $15.00 (shipping).  
Right rug 5: 28.5 in. x 57 in. Price: $500.00 + $25.00 (shipping).

 

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Navajo weaver: Eleanor Yazzie.
Left rug 6: 27.5 in. x 61 in. Price: $450.00 + $25.00 (shipping).  
Right rug 7: 29 in x 56 in. Price: $450.00 + $25.00 (shipping).

 

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Navajo weaver: Jofern George.
Left rug 8:  30 in x 17 in. Price: $210.00 + $20.00 (shipping).
Right rug:  SOLD.