Thousands of hand-knotted carpets and rugs were woven by Armenian orphans in orphanages in Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Greece, Lebanon, Turkey, Palestine, Iran, and Armenia, usually sponsored by religious groups, cultural organizations and government agencies.
In these orphanages, it was of utmost importance to provide a safe environment and education for survivors of the Armenian Genocide. Both academic and vocational education were paramount in providing for the future of orphans and their re-integration into the Armenian communities.
Please view the Armenian Rugs Society conference PDF below to learn the story of a great demographic that has not been properly acknowledged and recognized for their astounding contribution to Armenian woven arts culture--the Armenian orphans.
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The Armenian Rugs Society not only nurtures the discovery and cultivation of Armenian rugs and artifacts among academics and lay people, but continues supporting Armenian woven arts and its artisans world-wide through its
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