Dover Rug & Home’s Recent Events

2014 is already shaping up to be a great year! Recently, Dover Rug & Home has been fortunate enough to participate in some great events that have meant a great deal to us as a company. Take a look at some photos of our favorite moments from these events.

February 7th: Hosting third grade students from the Charles River elementary school for an interactive, educational program on the art of rug making.

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February 20th: Mahmud Jafri spoke to 350 people from 35 nations at the Naturalization Ceremony in Boston. Through his story of becoming an American citizen, Mahmud offered advice on how to best take advantage of the opportunities in this country.

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Mahmud Jafri


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Judge Frank J. Bailey, Presiding United States Judge for the oath taking & Mahmud Jafri


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Hasan Jafri, Judge Frank J. Bailey & Mahmud Jafri


February 23: Dover Rug & Home hosted Hussain Haqqani, former ambassador to Pakistan and author of the internationally-acclaimed Magnificent Delusions for a book signing and presentation at our showroom.

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Husain Haqqani & Mahmud Jafri

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We have a lot of exciting things coming up, particularly our participation in the first-ever Boston Design Week celebration- a 10-day design-focused festival taking place at various locations in and around the greater Boston area. We will be hosting “From Floors to Walls – Everything you need to know about buying fine art & fine rugs” on Thursday, March 27th from 5:30-8:00pm at our showroom. This event is free and open to the public, however advanced registration is recommended as space is limited. To register, go to: We hope to see you there!

Dover Rug & Home Hosts Charles River School

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Mahmud Jafri, CEO of Dover Rug & Home, hosted third grade students from the Charles River elementary school on Friday, February 7th for an interactive, educational program on the art of rug making. Open to schools and youth organizations throughout the area, this educational outreach program, which is now in its 20th year, promotes a better understanding of the Middle Eastern culture and the “story” told by each hand woven rug.

Mr. Jafri taught students how hand-woven rugs are designed, how the wool and materials used are gathered, and the techniques used in the process. Then they learned how wool is dyed from colors made from natural products, along with the difference between cool colors and jewel tones, the weaving techniques, and the steps involved to complete a rug. As part of the program, children utilize their creativity to design their own carpet square.

Mr. Jafri applauds the Charles River School for being the first school to take part in this program and for continuing to incorporate this into their curriculum each year. 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.