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Historic rug woven by Armenian orphans goes on display at White House
Historic rug woven by Armenian orphans goes on display at White House

Lawmakers and members of the Armenian American community gathered in Washington on Tuesday to mark the weeklong display of a historic rug linked to the Armenian genocide, calling it significant for a nation that helped support Armenians during some of their darkest chapters. The Ghazir rug, also known as the Armenian Orphan Rug, went on display at the White House Visitor Center after years of campaigning from Armenian American groups and senators representing Armenian communities throughout the United States, including Southern California and the state’s Central Valley. “From coast to coast, the community spoke with one voice in asking that the Ghazir rug be displayed,”...

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