Gov. Jared Polis visits Nepal and a Vail Valley family’s company where hand-woven rugs are made

Article subtitle: 
Gov. Polis' excellent adventure covers both commerce, culture
Article CAIRCO note: 
Along with the massive plane impact of CO2 greenhouse emissions, Colorado taxpayers apparently funded this. And why?
Article author: 
Randy Wyrick
Article publisher: 
Vail Daily
Article date: 
18 November 2019
Article category: 
Colorado News
Medium
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It’s a big deal when the governor pops in for a visit, especially if he traveled to the other side of the world to do it.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis recently visited Reliance Carpets, a rug-weaving factory in Nepal, whose global reach has roots in the Vail Valley.

Dolma Dhakhwa, sister of Blossom Rugs owners Dechen and Samten Aungae, a Vail Valley business that imports hand-woven rugs from Nepal, operates the factory.

“It is such a great honor to have Gov. Polis visit our factory,” Dhakhwa said in a phone call from Nepal ...

“We are so happy to welcome Colorado’s governor to Nepal. We are thankful that Colorado has been so helpful and generous to us,” she said.

“It was exciting to visit a company that exports to Colorado,” Polis said in a phone interview Friday ...

Colorado has one of the highest concentrations of Nepali people in the country, Polis said.

Samten and Dechen Aungae immigrated to the United States after spending their childhoods as Tibetan refugees. Dolma, Dechen’s sister, stayed in Nepal and looks after the family factory.

Samten and Dechen Aungae opened Blossom Rug Vail during the summer of 2009 ...