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Navajo Rug Auction is Saturday

Matt Hinshaw/The Daily Courier<br>Smoki Museum Executive Director Cindy Gresser looks at a 1900s Germantown Navajo rug Wednesday afternoon while preparing for the Spring Indian Art and Navajo Rug Auction. There will be 300 rugs and 100 pieces of art featured in this Saturday’s auction at the Smoki Museum.

Matt Hinshaw/The Daily Courier<br>Smoki Museum Executive Director Cindy Gresser looks at a 1900s Germantown Navajo rug Wednesday afternoon while preparing for the Spring Indian Art and Navajo Rug Auction. There will be 300 rugs and 100 pieces of art featured in this Saturday’s auction at the Smoki Museum.

One hundred pieces of historic and contemporary Indian art and crafts and 300 historic, antique and contemporary rugs go on the auction block Saturday at Smoki Museum's 2014 Spring Navajo Rug and Indian Art Auction. Previews begin at 9 a.m. The art auction begins at 11 a.m., and offers a collection of baskets and pottery at low prices. Highlights of jewelry are a storyteller concha belt and a 20-strand natural turquoise heishi necklace. Consignment rugs in the auction, which begins at 1 p.m., include a four-in-one Burnham pictorial, a rare 1930-1940s American flag folk art piece, a "kneel-down" rug, and a very rare double-sided Yei rug. The museum is located at 147 N. Arizona Ave. For more information, call 445-1230 or visit www.smokimuseum.org.