Kilim Natural Dye
Kilims are flat weave carpets and therefore do not have a pile like the rest of our collection. Crafted primarily on vertical looms, these rugs are woven using a warp-wrapping method. Known as sumeck kilims, the rugs are virtually reversible but there is a decided right side to these kilims. Their wool is naturally dyed using both hand-gathered natural dyes and more commercially farmed natural dyes like cochineal and indigo. They also spotlight the natural wool colours coming directly from the dhumba sheep.
Kilim Rug Features
~2’ 11" x 3' 10"
~Handwoven on a vertical loom
~3-8 naturally-dyed colours
~100% hand-spun wool on a cotton or wool warp and weft
More About Bunyaad
Bunyaad works to create strong foundations in the villages of Pakistan by paying a fair wage to its artisan families. Bunyaad means "foundation" in Urdu.
Hand-knotted rugs by Bunyaad reflect a global economy that is sustainable and fair to everyone involved. Bunyaad provides well made, quality hand-knotted rugs for customers and a fair, livable income for Pakistani artisans. Quite simply, when artisans are paid a living wage, they can focus on producing quality.