Hank and Elijah

Hank Blair with Spider Rock Boy Elijah Blake, age 3 months. That's mom Larissa Blake's Burntwater rug in the background.

Yesterday’s Friends of Hubbell Auction was a fabulous success with well over 70% of the items selling, many with competitive bidding increasing the return to the artists by many dollars.  The competitive bidding lasted through the end of the auction, which featured 447 lots of rugs, jewelry, baskets, pottery and other art.  Three month old Elijah Blake, son of Spider Rock Girl Larissa Blake was attending his first auction and definitely charmed the crowd as his mother’s beautiful Burntwater rug was sold.

Also notable in the auction was the very large handspun and handcarded rug by R.G. Sherman that is pictured below.  R.G. lives in the Navajo Mountain area and also manages a large flock of sheep.  Look for his sensational rug if you visit La Posada in Winslow.

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R.G. Sherman's 7x10 handspun and handcarded rug comes up for auction.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all of the artists and bidders.  Since this auction returns 90% of the bid price to the artist, it is a very important boost to our community.  Oh, and Happy Mother’s Day!

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Happy Mother's Day from weaver Dadebah Blueeyes and all of us at R.B. Burnham and Co.