Thursday, 9 April 2015

Mikhael Dernigoghossian‎I am a descendant of a survivor of the Armenian Genocide! 14 hrs · Reposted item.

WASHINGTON—Somewhere inside the White House, stashed away inside an obscure storage room, lays an historic rug.
Not just any rug, but one created by 400 Armenian orphans from 1924-25 in a town called Ghazir, about 40 miles north of Beirut.
This colorful piece of tapestry, which measures 18 feet by 12 feet, lives up to its name: It has remained an “orphan” rug since it passed through the hands of President The intricacy is woven with a passion unlike others of its kind, containing some 4 million knots made to characterize the biblical Garden of Eden with its collection of animals and other symbolic features.
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