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Navajo weaver's works win recognition again

Award-winning Navajo weaver, Nanaba Aragon, adjunct curator of education at the Sharlot Hall Museum, was honored with two invitations recently.

The Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) selected Aragon to demonstrate her weaving at the Philadelphia ASAE Trade Show Aug. 5 to 8.

The ACVB chose Aragon because, in their opinion, she would best represent the spirit of Southwest artists.

She has also been chosen to be a demonstrator for the Navajo Nation as a part of the 2002 Festival of the Nations in Salt Lake City.

Born and raised on the Navajo reservation in an isolated hogan, Aragon was taught the art of weaving by her mother.

Through the years, she has given numerous demonstrations and workshops at the Sharlot Hall Museum. In addition, she has taught and demonstrated weaving for 16 years with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, nine years with the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonials in Gallup, N.M., for 18 years at the Santa Fe Indian Market, and for 18 years at the Heard Museum.

Her weaving has won wide honors, including awards from the National Museum of American Indians, the Smithsonian Institute, the Eiteljorg Museum, the Red Earth Indian Market and the Navajo Nation Fair.

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