• Anar Kilim Runner - ISHKAR
  • Anar Kilim Runner - ISHKAR
  • Anar Kilim Runner - ISHKAR

Anar Kilim Runner

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£575.00
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£575.00
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Regular price
£575.00
Sale price
£575.00
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
per 
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Inspired by the fields of pomegranates across Afghanistan, The Anar [ pomegranate in Dari ] Kilim runner is made from raw wool and has been handwoven in the city of Mazar in 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.

Design

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

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.
Preorders explained

If an item is out of stock you are able to preorder the item, so that you're first in line when it's back. Please email contact@ishkar.com for more accurate information on when orders for this product are likely to be ready.

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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. 

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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