Smoki docent Linda Young holds a vintage pictorial rug at Saturday's auction.

Smoki docent Linda Young holds a vintage pictorial rug at Saturday's auction.

Prescott, AZ Although new economic realities were reflected in lower prices and sales, this weekend’s auctions benefitting the Smoki Museum’s summer auctions were well attended by interested buyers.  Discerning collectors and dealers recognized some of the bargains available in the current market, and took advantage of the opportunity.  Contemporary weavers are cutting their asking prices significantly and  prices on many vintage pieces are lower than we’ve seen in recent years.   We’re sorting through the 400+ pictures that we took and we’ll have a gallery ready in the next few days.

Bruce introduces the Spider Rock Girls (from left, Larissa Blake, Laramie Blake, Alyssa Malone and Emily Malone)

Bruce introduces the Spider Rock Girls (from left, Larissa Blake, Laramie Blake, Alyssa Malone and Emily Malone)