From 26 June to 5 July, US retailer Fine Rugs of Charleston will offer more than 800 handmade Afghan rugs in a pop-up sale. The event will be spearheaded by Rob Leahy, the owner of Fine Rugs of Charleston, and Managing Director of the Kabul Carpet Export Center (KCEC). The KCEC was founded in 2018 to help the people of Afghanistan gain a better foothold in the carpet and rug industry.
The funds raised through the pop-up event will be used to boost the production of new carpets and thus stabilize the Afghan economy. Most Afghan carpets are made by women in the home industry. Carpet weaving is one of the few possibilities for Afghan women to earn money for the household.
Further information is available at: afghanrugpopup.com/charleston/
Photo: (c) KCEC
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