Sunday, August 2, 2009

Navajo Rug On PBS History Detectives

I thought you guys might be interested in this PBS story on Navajo rugs.

History Detectives

AIRING: Season 7, Episode 4
THE DETECTIVE: Eduardo Pagán
THE PLACE: Crownpoint, New Mexico


History Detectives investigates the mystery behind an unusual Navajo rug.

We meet with a Navajo medicine man and a traditional Navajo weaver. We travel to Crownpoint, New Mexico, long considered the center of Navajo weaving to discover if a weaver violated a taboo to create this rug.

Finally, History Detectives visits a textile historian to find out who may have been behind this controversial design.
Web page includes links to view the episode online (20 minute video), download a transcript, view an interview with a medicine man.

Have a good day!

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