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The Magic Carpet’s Travelogue through India

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Paul and Eileen Jorgensen, founders of The Magic Carpet in Nevada City, share stories and insights from their recent trip to India.
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WHAT: “Journey through India: A Woven Love Story” WHERE: The Magic Carpet, 408 Broad Street, Nevada City WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 7:00 p.m. INFO: Please call 530-265-9229.  Web: www.themagiccarpet.biz. Facebook: www.facebook.com/themagiccarpet.biz. Instagram:@themagiccarpet_nevadacity  Pinterest: pinterest.com/themagiccarpet

The Magic Carpet is offering a unique, free evening presentation, “Journey through India: A Woven Love Story,” on Saturday at 7 pm, during their three-day sale weekend.

Founders Paul and Eileen Jorgensen recently returned from an extraordinary two-month trip to India, where they visited one of the company’s suppliers in Jaipur, an award-winning, ethically driven producer of magnificent, hand-knotted rugs. Hosted by the Jorgensens, the evening presentation will offer a magical carpet travelogue with images and videos about the intricate steps of rug weaving; from raw sheep wool, to hand-spinning and vegetable dying, to the masterful weaving and finishing processes.

The travelogue will continue with stories about some of the Cultural Sustainability Projects supported through The Magic Carpet’s rug sales. The Jorgensens will talk about their inspiring visit to pediatric hospitals in Northern India, which provide care to children who suffer from congenital heart disease. More than 150,000 babies are born with this life-threatening condition in India each year. The hospitals offer babies and children free screenings and surgeries, while pregnant women receive nutritional care through the Divine Child Mother Health Program, to help minimize the risk of this disease.

With the support of The Magic Carpet and donors world-wide, there will be five super specialty hospitals built in India. If you feel inspired to donate, you can do so directly at The Magic Carpet, or by purchasing one of the woven works of art from The Magic Carpet collection.

Many of these fine rugs from India will be shown in the evening presentation, as well as in a new, ongoing exhibit at The Magic Carpet, called “Knot by Knot – Woven Masterpieces.”

For more information, please call The Magic Carpet, 530-265-9229 or visit http://www.themagiccarpet.biz.


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