2nd Annual Navajo Rug Auction

Oct 12th, 2015

DATE: Revised October 8, 2015
CONTACT: Michael Weiss - Foundation for Las Cruces Museums        
PHONE: (575) 532-1051 EMAIL:mikeweiss65@gmail.com

October 23 & 24, 2015

The Foundation for Las Cruces Museum is sponsoring the 2nd annual Navajo Rug Auction to benefit Navajo weavers and the Las Cruces museum system. Items to be auctioned will consist of contemporary and vintage authentic handmade Navajo rugs and baskets.

The auction and weaving demonstrations will be held Saturday, October 24 at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 North Main Street. All auction items will be available for preview 9am – 11:30am, with the auction beginning at noon.

On Friday, October 23 from 4pm to 8pm, the museum will host a jewelry sale and appraisal session.  For $10 per item you can have your Native American rugs, baskets, jewelry and similar items appraised. Sorry, no Kachina dolls or paintings.

Whether you are a collector or just learning, this is a great opportunity to view a variety of styles and learn more on the history of Navajo rug weaving. Browse, bid and take home a unique handmade textile. Proceeds benefit Navajo weavers, the Branigan Cultural Center, and the Foundation for Las Cruces Museums. Admission is free.

For more information see www.foundationlcm.com