When: Sept. 19 & 20
Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center
Pecos National Historical Park will be hosting a Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site Navajo Rug and Jewelry Show on Saturday and Sunday, June 7 & 8, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily.
Learn about historic Indian trading and the living artistic legacy of Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, the oldest continuously operating trading post in the Southwest. The show will feature hundreds of exquisite hand‐woven Navajo rugs and fine American Indian jewelry. There will also be special talks at 11AM and 2PM each day. Hubbell Trading Post trader Edison Eskeets will describe the history, symbolism, and artistry of the rugs. Eskeets will also discuss how rugs are created, and how to choose and care for them. It can take a weaver 400 hours to produce a 3x5 rug from start to finish. Like the weavers themselves, no two rugs are alike, but each evokes a sense of place and incorporates traditional designs and colors. As Eskeets says, “Every Navajo rug conveys an important
The event is free and open to the public. There is a $3 per person entrance fee for those who are 16 years and older to also hike park trails. Pecos National Historical Park is located 25 miles east of Santa Fe off of Interstate 25; take exit 307, then proceed north approximately four miles on HWY 63. For more information please call the park at 505‐757‐7241 The Navajo Rug & Jewelry Show is supported by Western National Parks Association, a nonprofit partner of the National Park Service. More information can be found at www.wnpa.org.