• Cream with sky blue border kilim
  • Cream with sky blue border kilim
  • Cream with sky blue border kilim
  • Cream with sky blue border kilim

Cream with sky blue border kilim

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Looking for something simple to dress up your home?

We're now creating bespoke kilims in plain-colored wool with a contrasting border. Each kilim is spun from raw wool and has been finely handwoven in the city of Mazar in Afghanistan, combining contemporary design with age-old techniques.

Kilims can be made to the size of your choosing please email contact@ishkar.com with your desired dimensions and we will get back to you with more information.

    Design

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

     

    Shipping

    Shipping Terms:

    We will aim to dispatch orders within 3-4 working days of purchase date but please be aware that we are a small team and delays can occur.

    * For addresses in the UK, estimate shipping time is 1-3 business days via DPD tracked.
    * International shipping is available to all destinations via standard international post or DHL. For all addresses outside the UK, estimate shipping time is 5-12 business days.

    We offer free shipping for:

    UK orders over £200 (excluding rugs and furniture)

    International shipping:

    You can now take advantage of our Tax-Free Shipping service when shopping online for deliveries outside the UK. Simply add your chosen items to cart and UK VAT will be deducted from the cost of your purchase(s). A flat-rate delivery charge (depending on the delivery address) will be automatically added. Please note that customers outside of the UK may be required to pay import duties/local sales taxes upon delivery in the destination country; these are not included in the price of the goods you purchase and we cannot be responsible for the payment of these fees. Please contact customer@ishkar.com for an estimate of any local taxes and duties payable upon delivery in the destination country or contact your local customs office for further information.

    Returns

    Returns Policy:

    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.
    * Sale Items are non-refundable.
    * Custom and made-to-order objects are non-refundable unless faulty.
    * Photography prints are printed to order and are therefore not refundable.
    * For defective, damaged or incorrect items, please notify us within five days of delivery in order to receive a refund/exchange.
    * Email us at customer@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. We’ve been working with kilim weavers in Afghanistan for years, initially working with women who’d been internally displaced because of drought, and now we’ve expanded our enterprise to other weavers across the country. With the new restrictions from the Taliban, women are prevented from almost all employment but weaving from home is one of the few livelihoods possible. Every kilim purchased will go directly back to the hands of the people who made it. 

    The Artisans

    Every kilim is made by hand from start to finish. The process of making the wool and dyeing it is done by men, as is washing the final product. But the weaving of the kilim is done by women in their own homes. We’re now working with 50 women on these kilims, 30 have always been weaving kilims but 20 are newcomers. As when the country fell to the Taliban, kilim weaving is one of the few livelihoods available, each one taking around three months to produce. 

    Bespoke Design

    We know how hard it can be to find a design that fits, that's why we're now offering the option to have your personal kilim made in the colours of your choice, to the size of your choice. If you aren't into any of the options available, email us on contact@ishkar.com and we can show you all available colours either in person or over a video consultation. 

    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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