• Band-e Amir Kilim - ISHKAR
  • Band-e Amir Kilim - ISHKAR
  • Band-e Amir Kilim - ISHKAR
  • Band-e Amir Kilim - ISHKAR
  • Band-e Amir Kilim
  • Band-e Amir Kilim - ISHKAR
  • Band-e Amir Kilim
  • Band-e Amir Kilim - ISHKAR
  • Band-e Amir Kilim - ISHKAR

Band-e Amir Kilim

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£425.00
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£425.00
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The Band-e Amir Kilim is spun from raw wool and is part of a new collaboration between ISHKAR and Norwegian Refugee Council

Inspired by the deep blue, interlocking lakes of Band-e Amir this kilim has been finely handwoven in the Badghis province of Afghanistan, combining contemporary design with age-old techniques.

Size: Need a custom size? Please email contact@ishkar.com with your desired dimensions and we will get back to you with more information.

Returnable Sample: Our returnable samples must be sent back to us within 14 days of receipt. We’ll include a returns label when we send the samples out to you.

Design

Please note that no two kilims are ever identical, they are characterised by slight irregularities that are typical of handmade pieces.

PAYMENT
We offer payment plans for all rugs over £700. Please contact us at contact@ishkar.com for more information.

Shipping

We offer tracked shipping directly to your door. Prices are shown at checkout.

Returns

  • We will be happy to offer a full refund (excluding shipping) on items returned within 14 days of receipt of delivery. 
  • Returned items must be unworn, unwashed and undamaged products purchased directly from ISHKAR.com. 
  • Proof of purchase is required. 
  • For defective, damaged or incorrect items, please notify us within five days of delivery in order to receive a refund/exchange.
  • Email us at contact@ishkar.com to organise the return.
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The Impact

Kilim weaving is one of the few livelihoods now available to women in Afghanistan, so the income provided from every kilim sold is even more important than it was when we first started this project as a collaboration between ISHKAR, Norwegian Refugee Council & the artisans in Afghanistan. Each one has been handwoven by women who’ve been internally displaced as a result of climate change. The income provided from the kilims has two main aims: to provide the weavers with money and to help to diversify their income away from agricultural livelihoods which are becoming increasingly at risk due to climate insecurity.

The Artisans

Every kilim is made by hand from start to finish. The process of making the wool and dying it is done by men, as is washing the final product. But the weaving of the kilim is done by women from Shamal Drya village in Badghis province (Afghanistan), in their own homes. Through this collaboration ISHKAR, who provided the designs, and NRC, who provided the training, supported women affected by the climate crisis to diversify their incomes as the situation worsens. 

The Wool

Part of what makes Afghanistan’s kilims so special is the wool they are made from. Each strand of wool is individually spun by hand, giving the kilims great character. With its unusually long strands Ghazni wool is also famously hardwearing, meaning Afghan carpets can survive for centuries.

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