Pithawalla wins Nepalese rug contest
By Staff -- Home Textiles Today, 5/16/2005 11:10:00 AM
CHICAGO -- Meher Pithawalla of Gurnee, Ill., received $500 from Oscar Isberian Rugs for her first place design, called Lhasa, in a Nepalese rug design competition, sponsored by Oscar Isberian Rugs and the Harrington College of Design.
The contest called for students to design a 6-by-9 contemporary or traditional Nepalese rug.
Also honored were second place winner Tom Hurd, of Chicago, and third place winner, R.J. Reynertson, of Chicago. Each received $250.
The 10 best designs will be hand woven in Nepal and auctioned off during the fall semester. All profits above $500 will go toward student tuition wavers. In addition, a portion of the profits will be donated to charity.
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