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This handcrafted rug is hand knotted on a cotton warp and weft (the base). It is made from hand gathered natural dyes found in the artisans local communities. Skilled rug knotters take handspun wool, knotting each colour together. This rug took several months to create, even before the first knot was cast there were months of planning and gathering the dyes needed.
Learn more about the process of rug-making in this video!
Bunyaad Rugs creates strong foundations in over 100 villages near Lahore, Pakistan. This organization is preserving the rich cultural heritage of rug making, enabling artisans to make their own artistic and technical decisions. From the watercolor plan to the choice of fiber, colours, the number of knots, a beautiful heirloom-quality carpet is created. Artisans are provided with looms in their homes; rug making is the main source of family income. Adults are paid a fair living wage, per knot, which fuels creativity and produces quality rather than speed. Adequate shelter, good health care, and education result in building hope for the community.
Today there are 800 girls attending the Bunyaad Girls High School. Half of the artisans are Christian, half are Muslim. This organization fosters respect as people recognize that despite religious differences, they are all human with the same basic needs. When you purchase a beautiful Bunyaad rug you are supporting lives, culture, and education for over 850 families in Pakistan.
Length: 3’ 11"
Width: 2’ 10"
The colours for the rug always look a bit different depending on which screen you’re looking at so we highly recommend coming by to check them out in person!