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New Navajo Weaving Exhibit at Colonial Williamsburg

Carl Buhler

Colonial Williamsburg is home to the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, the oldest museum dedicated to American folk art in existence. The museum's latest exhibit, Navajo Weavings: Tradition and Trade, showcases a collection of 26 Navajo textiles covering many generations and originating between the 18th through the 20th centuries.

The colorful and bright images are on wool and cotton tapestries and depict important aspects of the Navajo culture. For example, one weaving features images of stalks of corn, considered sacred by the Navajo. Other images portray horses, which deeply impacted Navajo life after being introduced to the Americas by the Spanish during the 17th century. This collection is on loan from folk-art collectors, Pat and Rex Lucke, and will be on display through May 2020.
Experienced logistics professional Carl Buhler honed his expertise in aircraft maintenance, force protection, and installation support through various senior-level roles during his Air Force career. Brigadier General Carl Buhler resides in Virginia and is a member of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

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