Due Process Stable Trading Co. partners with Arzu Studio Hope
Heath E. Combs -- Furniture Today, October 21, 2013
Edison, N.J. - Due Process Stable Trading Company has partnered with Arzu Studio Hope to produce a collection of handmade rugs crafted by highly skilled Afghan women weavers.
These specially-made rugs which will feature modern interpretations of traditional designs.
Additionally, the collection will also include a limited number of rug designs from Charlotte, N.C.-based fabric designer Wesley Mancini.
Arzu Studio Hope is a not-for-profit organization, which supports women in rural villages of Afghanistan by providing social benefits and fair wages for the production of high quality rugs.
"Partnering with Arzu to produce this collection allows us to provide our customers with the quality rugs they demand while supporting Arzu's outstanding efforts," said David Grasse, president of Due Process.
Bakshayesh rugs were regarded as the height of artistic achievement and luxury during the 19th century. Today, Arzu and Due Process continue that tradition to deliver the new Bakshayesh Collection.
"We will be starting production with a line of very finely woven traditional designs that will become timeless antiques for the future and lend themselves to the centuries old weaving styles of this Afghan region to produce collectibles of future generations," said Grasse.
Wesley Mancini, one of the contributing designers for the Bakshayesh Collection, added: "I am proud to be associated with a company that strives for equality among women, and seeks to provide education and medical needs for our female artisans and their families in Afghanistan."
Added ARZU's vp and creative/technical director, Angela Attento, who has been very involved in the design process: "It's an exciting collaboration. Due Process Stable Trading Company is dedicated to creating new heirloom pieces. This means we are using traditional methods and materials and finding historically interesting designs and techniques. From a creative standpoint, no one else is weaving rugs like this in Afghanistan."
The Bakshayesh Collection will be available through select dealers in 2014.
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