Thursday, November 5, 2009
Field Trip From Westland School in Los Angeles to Our Rug Gallery
Yesterday was a beautiful and wonderful day. We had a field trip and visit to our rug gallery by 23 bright, polite and smart students from Westland School which is located on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles. Two teachers and six parents also accompanied these students. We showed them two short videos on how Persian rugs and kilims are made followed by a powerpoint containing many pictures from the Pazyryk carpet, the oldest rug ever, the biggest rug in the world, and rug production process. We started at 10:00 am and finished by 12:00 pm.
Students asked many questions such as the following:
- Wool of how many sheep do you use to make a rug?
- How much do you pay to your weavers to make a rug?
- How much water do you use to wash a rug and where does this water come from?
- Who are the designers of Persian rugs?
- Do you use the wool of live sheep or you can use the wool of dead sheep?
I enjoyed having them in our store. I had provided a package for each student containing two small books (The Mystic of Oriental Rugs, and Carpet Cleaning Tips for Dummies), and few other handouts and rug literature.
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)