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Initiation into the World of Bunyaad Rugs

Watch this short, comprehensive documentary packed with real footage of our rug artisans at work

Explore Rug Production

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How many steps does it take to make a hand-knotted Oriental Rug? Come along on the journey of rug production to explore how the artisans expertly use wool, graphs, dyes and more to create stunning Bunyaad rugs.

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Tour Rugs In Homes

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Welcome to a special tour of Bunyaad Rugs in their new homes. View for yourself how a fairly traded rug will reflect the identity and taste of your home. From powder room to living room a Bunyaad Rug will fit right in.

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Four Rug Room Locations

The Main Bunyaad Rug Room is located in Ephrata, PA. Anchor Rug Rooms are at Ten Thousand Villages stores in Souderton, PA (USA), Oakville, ON and Winnipeg, MB (both Canada). Come visit one of four year-round stores for your fair trade rug selection!

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Fair Trade Rug Events

Bunyaad rugs travel to more than 30 multi-day events each year. Check out the events calendar to see when a fair trade rug event will be in your area.

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Juggling Family, Household and Work

Bunyaad artisans Arshad, Mustaq and family

Mustaq, Arshad and their four daughters

Let Me Introduce: Arshad

Arshad, usually called by her nickname Bebe, and her family live in the village of Darianwala located approximately six miles from the Indian border in Northeast Pakistan.

Arshad and her husband Mustaq have been working for Bunyaad for the past five years (since 2009). Prior to joining Bunyaad the family had been drifting from place to place in hopes of finding work that would support the entire family. As a woman working outside the home would not have been acceptable for Arshad and so the challenge of providing for the entire family rested on Mustaq’s shoulders.

How does a family in rural Pakistan make ends meet when jobs are scarce and mostly seasonal?

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