"Exhibiting You" - Story

Navajo Weaver

By: Pamela DUffy
Submitted: 04/06/2010

In the Navajo tribe in Northern Arizona only women are weavers of the beautiful Navajo rugs. Each rug is woven to include one small flaw in the final product in order that any evil spirits residing in the rug may have a way of escape. Those rugs woven by the grandmothers of the clan are held in great esteem. This weaver stands in the doorway of her hogan in Monument Valley where she weaves. In the Navajo tradition the hogan's door faces East and has no running water or electricity as do most homes on the Navajo Reservation.

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