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Navajo Rug & Jewelry Show

Navajo Rug & Jewelry Show 2nd Annual Scottsdale Navajo Rug & Jewelry Show from February 16-18, 2024. Over 200 traditional handwoven Navajo rugs, jewelry, and crafts are available for purchase. The event features weaving demonstrations, stories, cultural teachings, and raffles, offering attendees a unique chance to buy one-of-a-kind items while gaining deeper insights into Native culture.

The weekend kicks off with a VIP preview and sale on Friday, Feb. 16, from 5-8 p.m., providing early access to rugs and handcrafted items before the public opening. On Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17-18, the Show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with free admission. All proceeds from rug sales directly support the weavers.

The VIP event on Friday features talks by weavers, Native music, hors d’oeuvres, and beverages. Tickets are $50 at the door or online at https://hollandcenter.org, including a raffle ticket for a chance to win a handwoven rug.  It also includes raffle tickets for a chance to win several rugs.  

The Featured Weaver is Nellie Curley, renowned for incorporating cultural teachings into her rugs. Through her weavings, Nellie tells the Creation Story and showcases Navajo ceremonies. Attendees can purchase several of her rugs at the Show and enjoy weaving demonstrations and meet other artisans.

The Holland Community Center continues its partnership with the Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program. Last year's show welcomed over 1,200 attendees, matching successful shows in other states. (Both the Holland Center and Adopt-A-Native-Elder are 501(c)(3) nonprofits.)  Adopt-A-Native-Elder supports traditional Elders on the Navajo Reservation by delivering food, medical supplies, and firewood. To learn more, visit https://anelder.org. For details about the 2nd Annual Scottsdale Navajo Rug & Jewelry Show, visit https://hollandcenter.org.

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