Make Rugs Not War
Surprisingly, war and rugs can cross paths. It is found in Afghanistan weavings. In Afghanistan, where war has become a part of life, there are not too many industries who can operate in the hostile and unpredictable environment. Yet, weaving has endured, with a wide range of textiles coming out of the country.With these tribal weavings, we often see the pieces of everyday life woven into the textile, such as animals, plants, and people. The thriving hand woven wool rugs are made with natural vegetal dyes which actually come from plants and minerals.
One of our favorite things about all of this is that soldiers are major buyers of the rugs. What makes these rugs stand out, is that they were made by someone who cared about the product they were creating. Skills like carpet weaving give the ability to earn a living. Although, the people of Afghanistan do not buy the rugs but they are important to their history.