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Green Rugs: Persian Carpets made by Qashqai Weavers
Our Dine & Learn event was held in our Persian & Oriental rug gallery in the Los
Angeles showroom between 6:00 to 9:00 pm on Oct. 18, 2007. Many designers,
Industry Partners and student members of the American Society of Interior
Designers ( ASID ), plus few other friends and guest participated in our event.
Persian and Italian food was served followed by a 12-minute video clip presentation
on how Green Rugs are made with hand spun wool and vegetable dye by the
nomadic Qashqai weavers, all of whom are ladies who live in south west Iran,
around the city of Shiraz. This presentation was followed by a question and answer
session which was addressed by the host, Dr. Khosrow Sobhe.

Two dancers then performed Iranian folk dance with Persian music. This part of the
event was the most entertaining and all the participants enjoyed it. At the end of the
program, raffles were drawn. Maria Dallman, the former president of ASID of the Los
Angeles Chapter was the first winner who won a Persian prayer rug. Donna was the
second winner who also won a Persian prayer rug. Bill McWhorter, the 2006-2007
president of the American Society of Interior Designers ( ASID ) LA Chapter, was the
luckiest winner and won a beautiful Persian Green Rug with a light green color
background. Bill definitely deserves such a present for all his hard work and
enthusiasm.

Every body received a gift and a free "Carpet Cleaning Tips for Dummies" booklet.
Other literature such as:

1- Rug Storage Tips
2- Rug Buying Tips
3- Rug/Carpet Vacuum Cleaning Tips & FAQ's  

were also given to those who were interested. If you have not received yours,
please contact us and we will gladly give you one. We had a live Iranian rug weaving
section and our weaver showed how a rug is made. There were many who watched
the process and familiarized themselves with how a rug is made and how a knot is
tied around two warps.

This program was educational, entertaining and fun.