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 March 17 - April 2, 2017
Langley British Columbia Apr 7 - April 22, 2017
Calgary
Alberta Sept 15 - Oct 1, 2017
Edmonton Alberta April 28 - May 14, 2017
Red Deer Alberta Aug 25 - Sep 9, 2017
Saskatoon Saskatchewan Aug 4 - Aug 20, 2017
Winnipeg Manitoba July 7 - 22, 2017
Winnipeg Manitoba Nov 10 - 25, 2017
Cobourg Ontario Apr 7 - Apr 23, 2017
Niagara Ontario Jun 9 - 24, 2017
Waterloo Ontario Apr 28 - May 14, 2017
Pointe Claire Quebec Oct 13 - Oct 29, 2017
St. Denis Quebec May 19  June 4, 2017

* Ten Thousand Villages Winnipeg Plaza sells Bunyaad rugs all year.  During the Winnipeg Plaza rug sale dates, you may find discounts ranging from 10% to 50% off selected rugs.