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Deep Blue Ikat Kilim

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Each kilim is made to order. Though we have noted three common sizes, we are able to custom make your order to fit your exact needs. Email sales@ishkar.com for more information. 

shipping

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

production time

All our kilims are made to order. From the order being placed it takes three months for the kilim to arrive at your door. 

design

Please note that no two handmade rugs are ever exactly the same. The look of your Kilim may vary very slightly from the picture shown due to the effect sizing will have on the eventual design, as well as the natural variation which comes with using natural dyes, wool, and the character of the human hand.   

the weavers

Our Kilims are predominately woven by women in northern Afghanistan. In rural areas of Afghanistan carpet weaving is one of the few jobs women are 'culturally sanctioned' to do. Creating jobs in the carpet sector is therefore a very effective tool for economically empowering women across the country.

The Wool

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

Impact

On top of the amount we pay the artisans, a further 50% goes towards the Turquoise Mountain Foundation. Turquoise Mountain supports Afghan artisans by providing them with three years of technical training, as well as a full range of business support following graduation.