Oriental Rug Event
September 13–28, 2013
Ten Thousand Villages, Calgary, AB
…for our Annual Oriental Rug Event, featuring a large selection of handknotted rugs all made by fairly paid adults, from 2'x3's to 9'x12's. Since our store is not large enough to carry these rugs year round, we host this special event to bring these high quality, fairly traded handknotted rugs to our community.
It's an event not to miss as these fairly traded rugs represent a win-win situation for all.
Here at Ten Thousand Villages we believe in a global economy that is sustainable and fair to everyone involved. This means providing well-made, quality products for our customers and a fair, sustainable income for our artisans. When you purchase a rug created through our artisan group Bunyaad, you not only acquire a beautiful piece of functional art, you also support lives, culture and education in Pakistan.
Spend an evening learning more about how Oriental rugs are made, from dyeing the wool to tying the fringes and hear how fair trade works to produce high quality while still offering competitive prices for the North American consumer.
To register for this free public seminar:
call 403-270-0631 or email email@example.com
Prepare For The Rug Event
- When you visit our rug event, bring swatches of materials and upholstery, paint chips and pillows to help you choose a rug that will blend with your decor.
- Measure your room as well as the area you would want your rug to cover. Large rugs are impressive while smaller rugs can be more versatile. Be flexible in sizing and you will increase the number of rugs to choose from.
- Remember that an Oriental rug will last for generations, while your furniture, upholstery and home will change.
- Consider rugs that speak to you, rather than one that simply matches its surroundings. Be open to taking rugs home on approval, keeping in mind the rug you finally choose may not be the rug you first selected.