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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.


2013-2014 Traveling Schedule

September 3 – October 1 ~ Granger Elementary, West Valley City
October 30 – December 2 ~ Discovery Gateway, Salt Lake City
January 6 – January 29 ~ Wendover High School, Wendover
February 3 – March 3 ~ Western Heritage Museum, Vernal
March 24 – April 24 ~ Calvin Smith Elementary, Taylorsville
May 2 – May 30 ~ Trailside Elementary, Park City