These coasters (sold individually) are hand-knotted by artisans in Pakistan. Wool. A Just Creations Exclusive.
Meet the Artisans
Our rugs are designed and crafted by an artisan group in Pakistan known as Bunyaad. The name, meaning “foundation” in Urdu, Bunyaad works to create strong foundations in the villages of Pakistan by paying a fair wage to its artisan families. All rugs are made by fairly paid adults. Centered around Lahore, Bunyaad was started in the late 1960s by a Pakistani Baptist pastor and rug artisan as a way to create and sustain rug knotting jobs in rural villages. Bunyaad works with both Christian and Muslim rug artisans, giving people the opportunity to work together, transcending differences of religion and culture. In this manner, Bunyaad is a peace-building project in addition to being a job creation project. Over the years, Bunyaad has grown to include over 850 families in more than 100 villages. These villages are located in two provinces, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly the North West Frontier Province). The finishing center and warehouse are both located in Lahore, Pakistan’s second largest city. At Just Creations, we believe in a global economy that is sustainable and fair to everyone involved. This means providing well made, quality products for our customers and a fair, livable income for our artisans.