Navajo Rug Auction

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This afternoon, as snow started falling throughout Flagstaff, Jay and I were volunteering inside, at the Coconino Center for the Arts.  Once a year they host a rug auction of authentic Navajo handcrafted rugs.  There were 250 rugs, varying from small rugs the size of a large book to large area rugs that required three men to hold them up for show.  Our job was to be Vanna White, parading the beautiful rugs in front of the audience as the auctioneer rattled off details and pressure to buy.  It was an interesting experience.  I definitely gained a new appreciation for these well crafted weavings.

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