April 18, 2020
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Houston's Pride of Persia
Hosts: Mehdi Abedi & Lisa Slappey
Join us as Lifetime Learning takes a field trip on April 18th, Mehdi Abedi and Lisa Slappey, rug experts and owners of Pride of Persia, will host a private visit to their Persian rug gallery in Houston.
We’ll begin with coffee as people arrive. Then Mehdi and Lisa will treat us to the beautiful rugs in their gallery. Persian rug history will be illustrated using old and post-modern contemporary rugs. They will explain the qualities of a good rug, care and maintenance to extend a rug’s life, and restoration. Mehdi and Lisa encourage those attending to bring any of their own rugs to learn more about them. They are also offering attendees a $50 discount on rug purchase, cleaning, or repair.
We’ll end with a Mediterranean lunch prepared by Mehdi. Lisa and Mehdi welcome us to stay and mingle as long as we like.
Pride of Persia
7050 Portwest Drive #140
(Located near Old Katy Rd by Loop 610, I-10 and Washington Ave.)
Meet at the store at 10AM ... or carpool ... or take a magic carpet ride!
Register using the PayPal button below.
Registration deadline is April 10th.
Contact Carolyn Thomas at 979-251-8386 or cthomas1138 [at] aol.com
Mehdi Abedi was born into a rug-weaving family in Iran in 1952 and immigrated to the United States when he was twenty-four. He received his PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Rice in 1987 and shortly after began his career with a one year Rockefeller Fellowship. He’s also taught at the University of Houston, St. Thomas, and the Women’s Institute. Mehdi has been teaching The World of Persian Rugs at Rice for the past 27 years.
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