Since we got back at 3 am from Jared we started late today. Before heading to the office we drove around Lahore for some sightseeing.
When we got to the office we looked at Bunyaad’s stock of dyed wool before heading over to the dye workshop.
We took photos of the Chaman family working at Bunyaad in Lahore.
Then we walked about 4 blocks to the dye workshop run by Mr. Anayat Ali. He dyes machine spun wool for Bunyaad with synthetic dyes. The dyes come from Holland and are sourced through a local company in Lahore that imports the dye. Anayat runs the workshop with his son and nephew and does dyeing for 3 other clients. He told us that Bunyaad picks the best wool and the best dye and is the most particular about the whole dyeing process. Again confirming that Bunyaad produces some of the finest quality rugs in Pakistan.
On the way back from the dye workshop we encountered a shoe repair man who decided he could not fix Doug Horst’s shoe because he did not have the correct piece. Maybe the next shoe repair man will have the right stuff.
Tomorrow will be our last day in Pakistan. We’ll attend St. John’s church once more and do some sightseeing in the old city of Lahore before packing up and heading for our Emirates flight back to the USA.
Two more posts are coming
We hope you’ve been enjoying the notes, experiences and photos and have been able to follow our adventures on the Bunyaad blog so far. Here is a link to all of the posts: Read Pakistan Learning Tour