Millicent Rogers Museum gets rare donations

Associated Press Updated: January 1, 2014 at 11:16 am • Published: January 1, 2014 0

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The collection at one Taos museum just got a boost thanks to several donations.

The Millicent Rogers Museum announced the donations this week.

The gifts include a rare Navajo weaving featuring a crystal pattern that dates back to the 1930s and 1940s, Mexican textiles from the 19th and early 20th centuries and a piece of Navajo pottery that is around 500 years old.

An anonymous donor also gave the museum one of the largest documented "mission-style" baskets known to exist. Such baskets were made from kits and patterns supplied by manufacturers during the early 1900s.

Museum officials say the gifts will allow the museum to continue with its mission of sharing and celebrating the arts and cultures of the Southwest.

Once cataloged, the new additions will be put on exhibit.

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