• Zig Zag Kilim - Burgundy - ISHKAR

Zig Zag Kilim - Burgundy

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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 Zig Zag 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 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 2-3 working days of purchase date but please be aware that we are a small team and delays can occur. We offer a single flat rate shipping option: tracked shipping with Royal Mail.

    * For addresses in the UK, estimate shipping time is 2-3 business days.
    * International shipping is available to all destinations. For all addresses outside the UK, estimate shipping time is 5-12 business days.
    * ISHKAR is not responsible for customs duties or taxes on EU/international shipments, nor is it responsible for delays associated with the import process.

    We offer free shipping for:

    UK orders over £200
    European orders over £250

    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. • 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 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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    Story

    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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