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Atlanta to Showcase Impressions of Afghanistan, Jan. 18-21

The Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC in cooperation with the Ministry of Commerce and Industries, the Export Promotion Center of Afghanistan and the U.S. Department of Commerce will present Afghan Impressions: Area Rug Artistry & Inspiration, a special exhibition of Afghan culture and products exclusively at the AmericasMart expo center during the upcoming “Atlanta International Area Rug Market” from January 18-21, 2007.

Afghan Impressions: Area Rug Artistry & Inspiration offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to view some of Afghanistan’s greatest export treasures in a special exhibit featuring fifty rugs in a variety of designs from traditional Afghan pieces to rugs by tribal weavers.  It will also be a pageantry of Afghan furniture reproductions, distinctive textiles, clothing and jewelry, as well as cultural artifacts.  An exciting Afghan fashion show by renowned New York and Italian designers and a tasting of delectable Afghan foods will also be presented to show attendees.

High level officials have been invited to the exhibition’s opening reception including US Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez, Afghan Minister of Culture Abdul Karim Khoram and Afghan Ambassador to the United States Said Tayeb Jawad.  In addition, the newly established Export Promotion Center of Afghanistan will be leading a delegation of ten Afghan rug producers and exporters from Afghanistan.

Afghan Impressions: Area Rug Artistry & Inspiration, is an important milestone towards restoring Afghanistan’s role as the world’s leading producer of handmade rugs. 

This event would not have been possible without the generous contributions of Overstock.com and the Bayat Foundation.

For sponsorship opportunities or information on attending the opening reception on January 18th please visit http://www.embassyofafghanistan.org/11.30events.html, call (202) 483-6410 ext. 8029 or send an email to: commerce@embassyofafghanistan.org.

 

 

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