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1412 Solano Avenue Albany CA 94706

One Day Only! Navajo Rug Sale

Saturday March 21, 2015 12:00 PM - Saturday March 21, 2015 4:00 PM

Gathering Tribes and the Black Mesa Water Coalition Present

Navajo Rug Sale - One Day Only!

Saturday, March 21st – Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Gathering Tribes: 1412 Solano Ave., Albany CA 94706

We are happy to invite Farrah Tso to Gathering Tribes to present Navajo rugs for sale.  Sara works with the Black Mesa Water Coalition on the Navajo Reservation which sponsors the Navajo Wool Marketing Improvement Project.  The project will receive 100% of the proceeds from this special event.  See some of the rugs Farrah is bringing at the end of this message.

The Navajo Wool Marketing Improvement Project is dedicated to helping local Navajo wool producers and weavers get a fair value for their wool production while finding ways to improve their market outlets.

For centuries, the Navajo Churro sheep provided the Navajo with wool for weaving clothing, blankets and food (meat) needed to survive.  Churro are a hardy breed that is able to adapt quickly to changing environments and resist disease.  They are still considered a rare breed.

The art of weaving was taught to the Navajo people by Spider Woman and Spider Man.  The Navajo have developed a unique pastoralist lifeway and internationally known for their beautiful rugs.  It has been passed on for many years, for many generations.

The Black Mesa Water Coalition is dedicated to preserving and protecting Mother Earth and the integrity of Indigenous Peoples’ cultures, with the vision of building sustainable and healthy communities.  BMWC strives to empower young people while building sustainable economies.

BMWD community workshops provides a space for youth and Master Weavers to have an opportunity to learn and teach the art of weaving by sharing weaving and churro history, carding and spinning wool into yarn, collecting plants to dye wool, and setting up looms to learn to weave.  They also organize the Annual Wood Buy which brings buyers into the community to purchase wool directly from the producers based on wool grade.

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