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Oriental Rugs from Bunyaad Artisans

Apr 28, 2013
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Persian Oriental rug; photo courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages

A Pakistani Baptist pastor and rug artisan starts a group, Bunyaad, in the late 1960s. It has now grown to include 850 families in 100 villages, paying them a fair wage for their Oriental rugs.

Ten Thousand Villages on South Lake holds its annual Oriental Rug Event—with 300 hand-knotted rugs—May 2nd through 5th with an opening reception on Thursday evening.

Artisans from Punjab and the North West Frontier Provinces in Pakistan are paid per knot, rather than speed, insuring a high quality  and high knot count rugs.

“When artisans know they are paid for every knot they tie, they are empowered to focus on the fine details of intricate rugs that will last for generations,” says Yousaf Chaman, Bunyaad Director.

“It’s a win-win situation,” says Sam Bills, manager of Ten Thousand Villages Pasadena. “Artisans in Pakistan earn a living wage and North American consumers get an excellent quality rug with an excellent behind it.”

Artisans use common items, often just thrown away, to make beautiful natural dyed yarns to use in their rugs: walnut shells, onion skins, citrus peels, and more…

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Photo courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages Annual Oriental Rug Event
Thursday, May 2nd-Sunday, May 5th
Opening reception, Thursday, May 2nd 7 p.m.
Ten Thousand Villages, 567 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena 91101
For complete info, visit tenthousandvillages.com/pasadena or call 626.229.9892

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Bokhara Oriental rug; photo courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages

 

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Tribal Oriental rug pattern; photo courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages

 

 




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