Hand-knotted rugs to be on display

An event that will showcase works of art from Pakistan will be on-hand in one Red Deer store.

FAIR TAPESTRY – Chris Hume

FAIR TAPESTRY – Chris Hume

An event that will showcase works of art from Pakistan will be on-hand in one Red Deer store. The Fair Trade Oriental Rug event is set to take place at Ten Thousand Villages from June 21-29.

More than 100 hand-knotted Bunyaad rugs will be on display and available to purchase.

From intricate florals to handspun natural dye wool tribals, every Bunyaad rug has been designed by highly skilled and fairly paid adults, said Leslie Jodoin, manager at Ten Thousand Villages in Red Deer.

“When artisans know they are paid for every knot they tie, they are empowered to focus on the fine details of intricate rugs that will last for generations,” she said. “It’s a huge deal for us to get this here.”

Bunyaad works with more than 850 families throughout 100 villages in Pakistan.

“These families are making these rugs in their own homes. This supports them and it allows the women to work on them too and to get paid a fair wage, as well as the men. That’s huge because in that country jobs in their villages are hard to come by and jobs for women are harder to find,” said Jodoin. “It’s an amazing story.”

She added these rugs are meant to be heirlooms.

“We don’t see the quality of these types of rugs here. They are meant to be passed down to your family. These rugs can last up to 125 years. They truly are works of art.”

An ‘Introduction to Oriental Rugs’ seminar will be held at the Red Deer store, located at 4925 48 St.) on June 21st at 7 p.m. The one-hour seminar is ideal for anyone considering an Oriental rug purchase or who would like to learn more about the art of rug making, rug care and even room design.

Refreshments will be served and admission is free. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

“The story behind how these rugs are made is quite incredible.”

Participants at the event will learn how to make a knot. They will also learn the different patterns from the different regions in Pakistan.

To make a reservation or for more information about the Ten Thousand Villages Oriental Rug event call Leslie Jodoin at 403-341-0178 or visit www.tenthousandvillages.ca.

efawcett@reddeerexpress.com

Just Posted

Member Terry Parsons’ custom built track vehicle.
Forestburg’s Area 53 Racetrack gears up for action-packed season

Site will also host a portion of the ‘Miles of Mayhem’ event in July

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported five additional deaths Wednesday due to COVID-19. (File photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Red Deer at 169 active cases of COVID-19

Province set to move into Stage 2 of reopening Thursday

t
How to tell if a call from ‘CRA’ is legitimate or a scam

Expert says it’s important to verify you really are dealing with the CRA before you give out any info

Airport ground crew offload a plane carrying just under 300,000 doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine which is developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
1st batch of Johnson & Johnson vaccines won’t be released in Canada over quality concerns

The vaccines were quarantined in April before they were distributed to provinces

Grade 12 students at Wetaskiwin Composite High School took place in the annual water fight off school property on June 11, 2021. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Graduating students in Wetaskiwin throw water fight after being told it could result in suspension

Students were told their participation could result in them being barred from graduation ceremonies.

The arrest south of Winnipeg occurred before Bernier was to arrive at a protest in the city. (Twitter/Maxime Bernier)
Maxime Bernier arrested following anti-rules rallies in Manitoba: RCMP

He’s been charged with exceeding public gathering limits and violating Manitoba’s requirement to self-isolate

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives for the G7 Summit, at the airport in Newquay, United Kingdom, Thursday, June 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Details on Canada’s vaccine sharing plan coming Sunday, up to 100 million doses

Canada’s high commissioner to the UK says details will come after the G7 summit

Conservative MP Tom Kmiec waves to the crowd during the Calgary Stampede parade in Calgary, Friday, July 8, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Newborn daughter’s death inspires MP’s bill on bereavement leave for parents

Conservative MP Tom Kmiec says a day or two off not enough for some grieving parents

Victoria’s 2020 Canada Day celebration will not happen this year. (Black Press Media file photo)
Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations backs cancelling Canada Day celebration

Statement made after Victoria cancels Canada Day event as a statement of reconciliation

United Nurses of Alberta is slamming Health Minister Tyler Shandro for suggesting staff vacations are causing emergency room problems. (Black Press Media files)
Physicians were suffering burnout and then the pandemic made it worse, UBC study finds

Burnout prevalent among 68 per cent of doctors – likely a reflection of issue globally, says researcher

Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 in Ottawa. The federal government is bringing in a new coal policy saying new or expanded thermal coal mines create unacceptable environmental impacts.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
‘Unacceptable environmental effects:’ New federal policy restricts thermal coal

Policy puts another roadblock in front of Coalspur Mines and its Alberta Vista mine expansion

Most Read