On April 29th, a group of atypical clients came through the Natick showroom. The Girl Scouts of Newton participated in Dover Rug & Home’s Outreach program. Open to schools and youth organizations throughout the area, this educational-based program on the art of rug making focuses on the craft and helps build a better understanding of the Muslim culture while telling the “story” behind each hand-woven rug. Now in its 20th year, this has been an extremely successful program and was recently featured in the Boston Globe.
The group of young ladies enjoyed their experience at the showroom, as they were shown the various methods used to create a rug. From gathering the wool and materials, enabling the techniques, to dying the wool, the girls learned the process from start to finish. They were totally engrossed in the process, asking questions as they assembled their own individual square.
Mr. Jafri has an appreciation for the Girl Scouts, as his daughter was an active participant in the organization as a young girl. He applauds the girls’ parents and group leaders for allowing them to take the time to expose them to a culture and part of the world that can often be misunderstood. The program is an overall great experience for any young individual; allowing them to take a look into another culture and open their eyes to the world around them.
This program is available throughout the year. Contact Dover Rug & Home for more information.