Pithawalla wins Nepalese rug contest
May 16, 2005,
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.
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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