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Ramah Navajo Weavers Association

 
Mary Pino, Navajo Weaver holding one of her beautiful traditionally woven Navajo Rugs.
A beautiful assortment of weavings handcrafted by the Ramah Navajo Weavers Association at  the Ancient Way Arts Trail 2008 Spring Festival  at the Cimarron Rose Bed & Breakfast
A Ramah Navajo Weaver is ready to demonstrate the art of spinning Churro sheep wool during the Ancient Way Arts Trail 2008 Spring Festival  at the Cimarron Rose Bed & Breakfast
This 8 sided Navajo Hogan is home to the Ramah Navajo Weavers Assoc. in Pinehill, NM
Beautiful weavings on display and for sale during the Ancient Way Arts Trail 2008 Spring Festival  at the Cimarron Rose Bed & Breakfast
The Ramah Navajo Weavers demonstrate the entire process from shearing the Churro Sheep wool, dying, spinning, to the traditional  weaving techniques.
Members of the Ramah Navajo Weavers Assoc. raise & shear their own sheep, spin the yarns, & dye them.  These warm browns come from ground lichen.
An assortment of beautiful weavings traditionally handcrafted by the Ramah Navajo Weavers Association at  the Ancient Way Arts Trail 2008 Spring Festival  at the Cimarron Rose Bed & Breakfast
Beautiful weavings on display and for sale during the Ancient Way Arts Trail 2008 Spring Festival  at the Cimarron Rose Bed & Breakfast
 

Name of Person: Ramah Navajo Weavers Association

Introduction

In the heart of ponderosa pine country, in the Ramah Navajo community, the Ramah Navajo Weavers Association welcomes you to their hogan, a traditional eight-sided Navajo dwelling.

These weavers maintain their own standards for beautiful rugs and pillows. All are woven with locally grown,handspun, naturally dyed Churro wool. High quality weaving and original designs are their hallmark. Learn firsthand about traditional Navajo wool preparation, handspinning, and weaving, time-honored processes for the expression of individual creativity and Diné identity.

 

 

 
"Many weavers say they start out with an idea, but the design takes off on its own. It’s a collaboration between the weaver and the design. The design is a gift. It is visualized, not drawn. As you go along, it develops in a cycle of moving forward with life".  ~ Yin-May Lee

The Ramah Navajo Weavers Association was the first cooperative of its kind to enhance land-based livelihoods through a focus on traditional weaving. For more than 20 years, the Ramah weavers have worked through a community process aimed at rebuilding Churro flocks, encouraging fine spinning, expanding natural dye colors, and setting high standards for weaving.

Directions

From Gallup, south on SR 602 for 29 miles. East on SR 53 about 20 miles. Turn south onto BIA Rte. 125. Go 12 miles to Pine Hill.

From Grants, south on Highway 53 for 44 miles. Turn south onto BIA Rte. 125. Go 12 miles to Pine Hill.

Upon entering Pinehill, Turn left to Ramah Navajo School Board, Inc. complex. Take first right at first road to the RNWA  hogan.

Hours

May 1 - November 30

Thursday - 12 pm - 4 pm

Friday - 10 am - 2 pm

For More Information, Contact:

Bob Hymer

bobh@phwarriors.cc
Pinehill, NM 87357
(505) 775-3254
 

Pat E. Freukes of Arnold (near Saint Louis), MO wrote on November 08, 2015: The merging of your artistic visions and your feelings by the Spirit during the creation of your works is truly a Gift. I can only dream of being Blessed with such a Gift of which the Weavers have been given and now share their Works for us to see. ♡ :-) ♥

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Latitude: 34.888910000
Longitude: -108.416578200
Elevation: 7452 FT (2271 M)
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