> Designing Kabul Carpets

>Rastagar Carpets is the local business that I have been doing some design work for. The Bajalia team took a tour of the facilities and went into some of the carpet weavers homes. The work they are doing by including social work and fair trade principals into the rug trade here is a great effort towards uplifting the Hazara weavers. Many of these weavers learned to weave generations ago and others learned while they were refugees in Iran and Pakistan. I embarassed myself while looking at the finished carpets and asked who designed a particular one I found to be quite extroadinary. The reply was "you did, on your last trip here". Their execution of the design and colors were remarkable and I really wanted to bring this one home with me. Jennifer even got into the design and color process as she helped pick out things that woudl appeal to a younger generation. We will be headed back there to tour more weavers homes and design more carpets.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s