Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:49 PM
Friday, May 22, 2020 8:27 AM
Sunday, May 3, 2020 7:54 AM
The Burnham weaving style would not have evolved without the determination of Anna Mae Barber. She is the oldest of the five sisters who created the weaving style. When their mother died, she took on the responsibility of raising the younger girls and taught them to weave. Anna Mae left a legacy of kindness and determination and love.Read More
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:35 AM
One of the happiest people that we work with is Vercinda Begay from Two Grey Hills. She has been weaving for over 20 years but is best known for her miniature looms with all the weaving tools and yarn.
These looms are built of cedar and finished to be great display pieces in your home.
Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:05 PM
In 1936, Sallie Wagner Lippincott and her husband Bill moved to the Navajo Reservation as National Park Service employees at Canyon de Chelly, Arizona.
One of the first people they met was Leon Hugh (Cozy) McSparron who was the Indian Trader at the Thunderbird Ranch (which is now the Thunderbird Lodge and is owned by the Navajo Tribe) at the mouth of the Canyon.Read More
Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:30 AM
Many of you who follow our newsletter are aware that we are in Durango, Colorado, the home of Fort Lewis College and the Center of Southwest Studies.
The Center is the home of the Durango Collection, representing 800 years of weaving in the Southwest. It was put together by Mark Winter and Jackson Clark Sr. The living collection was donated to the Center by Richard and Mary Lynn Ballantine of Durango.
Saturday, September 14, 2019 2:51 PM
Saturday, July 13, 2019 8:08 AM
Prior to 1983, when we still operated our Navajo rug business out of the front office of our father’s Pepsi Cola business in Durango, it was a common sight to have a pickup truck pull up in front of the bottling plant and see an older Navajo woman emerge with a Navajo weaving rolled up in a Blue Bird flour sack.
When a weaver walked into my Dad’s office, everything else stopped. He would get everyone in the group a Pepsi and they would catch up on the family stories.Read More
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 9:12 AM
North of Flagstaff, Arizona 85 miles and 45 miles south of Page on Highway 89 you will find “The Gap” Trading Post. It is situated deep into the Navajo Reservation and lies on a paved highway linking Northern Arizona and Lake Powell.
It wasn’t always that accessible.Read More
Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:38 AM
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:35 AM
Saturday, January 26, 2019 7:30 AM