Dover Rug & Home and American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) New England

Dover Rug & Home in partnership with the ASID-New England is pleased to present “The Art of the Weave,” a family-friendly event on March 29th from 2:00PM to 4:00PM at the Dover Rug Showroom, 390 Stuart Street, Boston, MA.

This hands-on experience offers guests a rare glimpse in the art form of traditional rug making and textile design, featuring a short history of the art of rug weaving, sample area of wool and textiles, demonstrations and a lively discussion of how every rug tells a story and every pattern has a history.  The Art of the Weave will be presented collaboratively by Mahmud and Hasan Jafri of Dover Rug & Home and Jill Janasiewicz, of the Allied ASID.

Children and adults will enjoy pattern discovery, a scavenger hunt, creating their own rug design and receiving a souvenir photo. Those who share their photo on Facebook will be entered into a drawing for a 5×8 artisan rug.

“We are excited to provide an in-depth look at rug making and the intricacies of textile design, some of the world’s most beautiful art forms,” states Mahmud Jafri, Dover Rug & Home’s CEO. “For years we’ve sponsored a successful educational program for children, introducing them to the art of rug making. This event expands on that idea, incorporates fabrics and is one the entire family will enjoy.”

The Art of the Weave presentation is free, open to the public and refreshments will be served. Advance registration is requested as space is limited. To reserve your space, please go to

Dover Rug & Home – with locations in Natick and now in Boston’s Back Bay – offers customers an extensive collection of fine rugs – including one-of-a-kind hand-knotted rugs & carpets, custom window treatments and hardwood floor options. Recognized as Best of Boston HOME in 2011 and  twelve consecutive years as  “Readers’ Choice” by Wicked Local, the company’s exceptional customer service program includes in-home design assistance, free in-home trial for all rugs, and immediate installation of fine in-stock carpeting. Additionally Dover offers a lifetime trade in policy for all hand-knotted rugs, repairs and cleaning services.  President and CEO Mahmud Jafri is a recipient of the 2013 Immigrant Entrepreneur Award for “Outstanding Neighborhood Business” by the Immigrant Learning Center and is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), International Furnishing and Design Association (IFDA), and World Floor Covering Association. Mr. Jafri serves on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Refugees and Immigrants (GACRI) and is a member of WGBH Public Broadcasting Board of Overseers.

Dover Rug & Home is headquartered at 721 Worcester Road (Route 9), Natick. Dover-Boston is located at 390 Stuart Street in the Back Bay.  For more information visit the company website at or call (508) 651-3500 (Natick) or (617) 266-3600 (Boston). Follow Dover Rug & Home on Facebook at, Twitter @DoverRug, or on Houzz at