Ramah Navajo Weavers Association

Ramah Navajo Weavers Association
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Latitude: 34.88891 Longitude: -108.4165782 Elevation: 7452 ft
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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

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