Trip Start Sep 20, 2010
39Trip End Oct 26, 2010
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We looked at the crafts and talked to a few of the vendors; we did not walk away empty handed. Nancy spoke with a couple of teenaged brothers who were in the infancy of their art. They were working with glass and doing really quite lovely etchings of native symbols and cards. It was quite obvious from the conversation that they enjoy what they are doing and happy to talk about the process and the designs. We purchased a small glass dish with the hummingbird design.
Another woman who was displaying her jewelry, gorgeous designs but a bit out of our price range talked about her sons now beginning to take an interest. She is teaching them but insists that they come up with their own designs, which they have done. Nancy purchased earrings for her granddaughters that the woman's son had designed.
We arranged for our tour of the pueblo and were entertained by a small group of dancers in their native dress while we waited.
We were driven to the Middle Village of the pueblo for the tour and happy to have seen the Acoma and Taos Pueblos first. The old ways are still alive those two pueblos and it gave us a sense of the past. In Zuni, the contrast was acceptance of modern amenities, electricity and satellite dishes were alive and well, a choice the members of the pueblo have made.
Back at the camp we called the balloon company in Sedona, hoping to get through to arrange a flight for Wednesday. Success!