Stores

Bunyaad Rugs

Makers

  • Ayub Chohan
    Mr. Ayub Chohan is a master designer with over 40 years of design experience. He says "In Bunyaad not only do we get good wages, food, tea and respect. In Bunyaad there is no Muslim/Christian. There is brotherhood"
  • Mumtaz Taji
    Mumtaz Taji is approaching her 8th year with Bunyaad.  For Mumtaz, working with Bunyaad means the ability to work out of home which is essential to caring for her family.
  • Rafaqat, Arshad & Saqawat
    Rafaqat, Arshad and Saqawat have a combined 45 years of experience at Bunyaad and are each highly respected for their skill and quality of work. "God has blessed us. We earn our keep. We have respect. We have unity."
  • Kaleem
    Kaleem has worked with Bunyaad artisans for 10 years and serves as the assistant supervisor for his region.  He assists from beginning to end, supplying materials, setting up looms in their homes, and collecting the rugs before sending them on to Lahore, Pakistan.

Process

Design

Design

Fair Trade

Fair Trade

Design

Why Bunyaad

Rug Event Dates
Victoria British Columbia Apr 1 - 16, 2016
Langley British Columbia Apr 22 - May 7, 2016
Lethbridge Alberta Feb 12 - 27, 2016
Red Deer Alberta Mar 4 - 19, 2016
Edmonton Alberta May 13 - 28, 2016
Calgary Alberta Sep 16 - Oct 1, 2016
Saskatoon Saskatchewan Aug 26 - Sep 10, 2016
Cobourg Ontario Mar 25 - Apr 9, 2016
Waterloo Ontario Apr 15 - 30, 2016
Pointe Claire Quebec Oct 14 - Oct 30, 2016
Rug Sale Dates
Oakville Ontario Sep 16 - 30, 2016
Winnipeg Manitoba Oct 7 - Oct  22, 2016

* Ten Thousand Villages Oakville and Winnipeg Plaza locations sell Bunyaad rugs all year.  During the rug sale dates, you can find discounts ranging from 10% to 50% off a selection of Rugs.