Hear the sounds, see the movements

Many hands are involved in the making of one hand knotted rug. This video is but a glimpse into the process of rug making.

Tamarian Links Weavers To Their Rug — Online!

According to Steve Cibor, principal Tamarian Rugs, "Once you scan the label for a specific rug, it will take you to the stock page which will show you what we have in stock in that particular rug design. You can click on the name of the rug "Planke Raindance" and an image of the rug will come up. You can also click on "Production Details" which will produce detailed information and photos of the weavers that worked on the actual rug."

SilkRoute International NEW Indu Nepali Collection Rugs at AmericasMart

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The $30 Million Rug

Sotheby’s sold the 17th century rug illustrated for a hammer price of $30 million. Peter Pap represented the under-bidder, a private collector, for this rug. Remember, at auction it is the under-bidder who sets the price by dropping out. Rug News andDesign asked Peter “Why $30 million?”...

Jaipur Rugs Foundation featured in The Atlantic

In this beautifully illustrated article in The Atlantic, the origins of the social entrepreneurship approach to rug making are described.

Rug News andDesign featured Mr. and Mrs. N.K. Chaudhary in the article Jaipur Rugs – 40,000 workers, 32,000 women from July 2011, detailing their contributions to empowering women and "giving dignity to the weavers."

Care & Fair Video Statement

Care & Fair has created this video statement of their mission, including schooling children, teaching adults, and providing free medical services for over 100,000 patients.

Canadian Rug Design Firm Recognizes World Day Against Child Labour, Announces Unique 25th Anniversary...

On the eve of World Day Against Child Labour (June 12, 2013), Toronto-based fair trade design firm Creative Matters announced that it will celebrate its 25th anniversary year by mounting The Art Day Project to “celebrate and demystify the art of rug design and fair trade weaving.” Creative Matters designers will use artwork created by workshop participants as inspiration for several original rug designs which will be entered into the firm’s first-ever Art Day competition.

By The Numbers: The Future Of The Knotted Rug Business by Rob Leahy

By Rob Leahy GROWTH RETURNS, BUT UNEVENLY As I prepared for the Afghanistan/USA Carpet Conference (From Sheep to Shop), held in Dubai September 20-22nd of this...

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the Rug Industry

Rug News andDesign has found that an increasing number of rug companies are embracing social responsibility at the manufacturing level, wholesaling level and retail level.

Carpet Making in India

A good overview of the hand knotting process in India.

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