Prickly Pear Rug Dress



Journey Gillson graduated from the College of Health Sciences Services at Northern Arizona University in 2022. She attended NAU with a scholarship from NABI (Native American Basketball Invitational) and made the College of Health Sciences Services dean’s list from 2019-2022. Her major was communication science and disorders with a minor is disability studies with a certificate in speech pathology assistance. While at NAU she was a research assistance that studied Native American children that were misdiagnose for speech impediment because of their accent. She will be mentoring undergrad students for Native Forward. She also plans on attending graduate school. She has a passion for sharing her culture and working with Native American patients with speech impediment. Her future goals are to work in the medial field helping patients with traumatic brain injuries and develop a Native American base speech program.

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Traditional Navajo Rug Dress – Jacquard Knitwear.

This style of dresses have very deep meanings with our Diné Navajo People. They are inspired from our Diné Navajo Traditional Rug Dresses known as Bííl (pronounced as BEEL) in our Navajo Language. They are worn in celebration when a woman has accomplished a great feat or milestone in life such as a graduation or getting married. These dresses are also wonderful representations of our beautiful Diné Navajo Culture and may be worn for many different special occasions showcasing the beautiful designs and historical meaning of our people.

Made from 100% Merino Wool.

Colors: White, Burgundy, Black, Grey and Turquoise

Waist: 36″ (Small)  40″ (Medium), 44″ (Large)

Length: 38”

Shipping Dimensions in Additional Information

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 13 × 2 in