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New rug designs now available exclusively through Arzu

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Update your space with a unique, hand-knotted ARZU rug. These new designs showcase bold, modern patterns as well as nature-inspired motifs from LA-based designer Thomas Schoos for ARZU Hope by Designers Collection.

Zaha Hadid for Arzu

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Arzu is thrilled to share in a partnership with internationally acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid. Hadid graciously designed a one-of-a-kind rug for Arzu, with proceeds of all rug sales benefiting Arzu s programs in Afghanistan.

The Art of Rug Weaving

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As a centre of trade throughout the Silk Road era, Afghanistan's rug making has benefited from influences, techniques and patterns from east and west resulting in this unique legacy. The legacy emerges from generations of weavers that Arzu continues to promote and a tradition they help to preserve in the country today within communities of women, the traditional carpet weavers.

Today Arzu keeps that tradition alive helping Afghani women acquire the materials and production needed to take their handmade work to the world marketplace for their own benefit. This article speaks of the particular fibers and dyes used and specific knot counts from the Afghan weaving tradition.

The Arzu Rug Collections

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Arzu's showcased collections celebrate the ancient and unique culture of Afghan women weavers.

See the highly curated collections, including a designer's collection named 'Hope by Designers' that include patterns designed by contemporary artisits and architects such as Thomas Schoos and Zaha Hadid. True works of art.