Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving

 
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Mar 1, 2012

A Beautifully Created Carpet

Finally, after all these years, I have a carpet of my own from the Afghan Institute of Learning.  I had considered ordering a carpet previously, but knowing all of the time that goes into each one and the shipping that would be involved, I refrained.  However, when I was in Afghanistan last Spring, I had time to visit with the young women (students) who were weaving.  I was so struck by their abilities and impressed by their attention to detail that I decided then to place my order. 

I have attached one photo of the carpet as a whole and two closeups in order to show you the beautiful, detailed work.  I could not be more pleased.  This was well worth the wait.  What a fine craft these women are learning!

Please keep in mind that Wednesday, March 14, 2012 is Bonus Day through GlobalGiving.  Donations up to $1,000.00 will be provided with a 30% match.  The bonus allotment is $50,000.00 and the period runs from 12:01 AM EST until the funds are exhausted.  So, if you would like your donation to go a little further with the help of Global Giving, give early on March 14th.  Thank you!

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Toc Dunlap

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Dearborn, Michigan United States

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