This carpet went on the loom in March 2020 about 2 days before the COVID lock down began. A good thing to as I was not allowed to leave my village for about two and a half months! This is a very special rug as it is Elmira’s very first full size rug with our project. Elmira comes from a very rich heritage for weaving. She is the daughter of one of our best weavers Suraya Memisheva and has practiced for years at both her mother’s loom as well as her neighbor Zenfira’s loom. Since it was her first rug I was prepared to have to point out mistakes and a plan for getting those issues straightened out, but it was perfect!