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Native Americans showcase their artwork at NHMU

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – There’s an incredible display of Navajo rugs this weekend at the Natural History Museum of Utah.

 

Intricate, beautiful, hand woven rugs, but this is a dying art.

 

Jason Clark, with the Toh-Atin Gallery, told Good4Utah, “At the turn of the last century, every Navajo woman could weave a rug. Today there’s over a half million Navajo people and there’s less than 1500 hundred active rug weavers. Of those 1500, there are only 200 really good Navajo rug weavers.”

 

This Navajo rug show has become a yearly fundraiser for the Natural History Museum.

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