This week I’ve been taken by rugs by Egyptian model Kiliim, initially noticed through their Etsy shop. The richly hued cotton and wool kilim rugs are handwoven by artisans in Fowa, within the Nile Delta area: “A long time in the past,” in response to Kiliim’s web site, “Fowa was house to over 2,000 kilim weaving workshops,. Nonetheless, once we first visited again in 2016, there have been lower than 200. When the craft was on the brink of extinction from Egypt’s cultural heritage, we thought to rethink the worth chain in hopes to convey the craft into the twenty first century so it may possibly stand an opportunity at sustaining a future.”
The corporate melds trendy designs with age-old methods (and creates secure incomes—50 p.c larger from the trade common—for the almost 40 artisans they’ve labored with since they first launched 5 years in the past).
Check out just some of their rug choices, in wealthy hues and subtly graphic patterns: