Fair Trade Oriental Rugs are coming to Houston
Ten Thousand Villages hosts 7th Annual Rug Event


February 20, 2013 by  
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The always popular Fair Trade Oriental Rug Event returns to the Houston Ten Thousand Villages non-profit retail store on March 21-25. For 5 days only, more than 300 heirloom-quality hand-knotted rugs will be on display and available for purchase at this unique annual event.

From intricate florals to hand-spun natural dye wool tribals, every Bunyaad rug has been designed and hand-knotted by highly skilled and fairly paid adult artisans. A variety of rug sizes, styles, and colors will be available at the event.  Images of Bunyaad rugs can be viewed at rugs.tenthousandvillages.com.

“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. Bunyaad works with over 850 families throughout 100 villages in Pakistan.

An Introduction to Oriental Rugs seminar will be held at the Houston store on Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. The one-hour seminar is ideal for anyone considering an Oriental rug purchase or who would like to learn more about the art of Oriental rug making, rug care and even room design. Refreshments will be served and admission is free. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

“It’s a win-win situation” said Kay Walser, store manager. “Artisans in Pakistan earn a living wage and North American consumers get an excellent quality rug with an excellent mission behind it. Home decorating was never more beautiful!”

To make a reservation or for more information about the Ten Thousand Villages Oriental Rug Event, please contact Kay Walser at 713-533-1000 or visit rugs.tenthousandvillages.com/houston_rugevent.

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