• Dasht-e Margo - ISHKAR
  • Dasht-e Margo - ISHKAR
  • Dasht-e Margo - ISHKAR
  • Dasht-e Margo
  • Dasht-e Margo
  • Dasht-e Margo

Dasht-e Margo

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£625.00
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£625.00
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Regular price
£625.00
Sale price
£625.00
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
per 
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The Dasht-e Margo 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.

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 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.

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.

Shipping

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

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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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