Native Americans showcase their artwork at NHMU

Top Stories

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.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News Videos

Second former USU football player accused of rape

Thumbnail for the video titled "Second former USU football player accused of rape"

2 planes collide on runway at San Antonio Airport

Thumbnail for the video titled "2 planes collide on runway at San Antonio Airport"

Couple assaulted in home by stranger police say

Thumbnail for the video titled "Couple assaulted in home by stranger police say"

Intermountain Healthcare releases annual report

Thumbnail for the video titled "Intermountain Healthcare releases annual report"

Postpartum depression is a problem in Utah and experts say we need to talk about it

Thumbnail for the video titled "Postpartum depression is a problem in Utah and experts say we need to talk about it"

New Utah milk bank quickly provides vital resource to NICU Babies

Thumbnail for the video titled "New Utah milk bank quickly provides vital resource to NICU Babies"
More Video News

Don't Miss

Trending Stories