Toadlena Trading Post
From the Historic Toadlena Trading Post, and the Toadlena Collection, we are proud to offer you a very special collection of weavings from the master weavers of the Toadlena/Two Grey Hills area.
The historic trading post has been an integral part of the Navajo community of over 100 years.
In 1997, Mark Winter leased the Toadlena trading post. He had a
vision of learning more about the area’s weaving families and supporting
traditional weaving activities. He had traded in Navajo rugs and blankets for
years, but never had the close contact with the weavers that he could have by
moving to this remote area near Newcomb.
Mark has encouraged high quality weaving. He developed a collection of weavings from most all the mid-20th century weavers in the area. This collection is open to the public. He also purchases first weavings from young weavers to encourage them to learn from their mothers and grandmothers. The Toadlena Trading Post supports 125 weavers living within a 15 mile radius and is the social center for the area.