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10th Annual Navajo Rug Auction

Blair holding Daisy Taugelchee rug
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 11:00am
Prairie Star Restaurant Bernalillo, NM
Free and Open to All
Maxwell Museum & R.B. Burnham & Company

The 10th Annual Navajo Rug Auction benefit for the Maxwell Museum and Navajo weavers!

11:00 am Viewing

1:00 pm Auction

at the  Prairie Star Restaurant in Bernalillo, New Mexico.

Navajo Rugs Auctioned Locally!

The10th annual Navajo Rug Auction will take place Saturday, November 17, at the Prairie Star Restaurant in Bernalillo.   More than two hundred traditional and contemporary handmade rugs by weavers of New Mexico and Arizona will be on display and available for purchase. The only local Navajo rug auction, it will feature a wide range of rug styles and other hand crafted Native American art. Viewing begins at 11 a.m., the auction starts at 1:00 p.m. sharp. Whether you are a collector or interested in knowing more, the Navajo rug auction offers a great opportunity to view a variety of styles. The auction is fast moving, fun, and exciting. Browse, bid, and take home a unique handmade work of textile art.   The event is free and open to all. Proceeds benefit Navajo weavers and the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. Purchases are assessed a 10% buyers fee but are tax free.

Attend the Preview at the Maxwell on Friday, November 16, 5 -7 pm at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico. Purchase Native American jewelry, check out the auction inventory and find the value of your Native American art at a special appraisal clinic. Specialists and experts will be on site to identify and set a market price.  Appraisals are $10 per item.  To schedule an appointment, call 505 277-1400 or email

The preview and auction are conducted by the R. B. Burnham Trading Post. Bruce Burnham and his family are well known for their work in trading Native art of the four corners area for five generations. Their expertise in buying, selling, and trading has earned the respect of collectors and peers nationwide.

The Prairie Star restaurant is located on Highway 550 at Tamaya Road, Bernalillo, New Mexico. The Maxwell Museum is located just north of the intersection of University and Martin Luther King Blvds. For more information call 505 277-1400 or write to