Those of you know me or read this blog regularly, know that
I never met a Navajo Rug that I didn't like. Sure, some are more favorite
than others, but there is always something to find in a rug that you can like
So what happens when a weaving is damaged or suffers a color run?
What if your dog chews off the corner or your best friend (because you would
never) drops a glass of red wine or coffee on your favorite weaving?
these pieces can be fixed. We are happy to refer you to a qualified restoration
person who can bring your weaving back to life.
But, sometimes a weaving gets
worn to death, or so seriously damaged that it is beyond repair. What do you do
then? Sometimes people will make pillows or Christmas stockings out of the
parts of the weaving that are still intact. And this year, we have begun
working with two artists who create beautiful handbags and backpacks.
Eric Hodges and Jackson Clark at Toh-Atin's Spring Gallery Walk
featuring Eric Hodges’ bags this week at our Santa Fe Indian Market Show at the
Inn at Loretto. Eric has been a leather artist for years, crafting custom made
coats for the Hollywood crowd. Really, anything that you can make out of
leather, he can do, exceptionally well.
This summer, Eric began to work with
Navajo Rug remnants and has created a great selection of beautiful bags for the
Indian Market week. I love them for two reasons; they are absolutely beautiful
and they give new life to an dead (almost) Navajo rug.
Come by the Zuni Ballroom
in the Inn at Loretto this week between Tuesday, August 14 and Sunday,
August 20, from 10 am until 6 pm and check them out!
At the bottom of
this blog you will find our program schedule for Indian Market Week.
artist working with Navajo weaving remnants is Pam Robbins. This Prescott,
Arizona artist is one of our favorites and the mother of silversmith Jesse
We will be featuring her work at the Fall Gallery Walk in Durango
on September 15 along with Jesse’s jewelry, Kevin McCarthy’s first
painting show and Lona Warne’s gourd art.
We hope to see you in Santa Fe this
week, but if you are in Durango instead, which is not a bad second choice,
remember the gallery is full of beautiful things and we are looking forward to