RUGS

MEHRIA | SIDI MITIR, TUNISIA

MASTER WEAVERS
 

Mehria and her collective, Local Forest Products Association, expertly craft the beautiful and high-quality wool rugs in the shop. Mehria started weaving as a way to provide for her family. She has since organized with fellow women Makers in her community to create a small workshop where they hand weave Angora Wool Rugs.

MASTER WEAVERS

Mehria and her collective, Local Forest Products Association, expertly craft the beautiful and high-quality wool rugs in the shop. Mehria started weaving as a way to provide for her family. She has since organized with fellow women Makers in her community to create a small workshop where they hand weave our wool rugs.

PROCESS

 

Each rug is handcrafted on the same style looms found in Egypt over 6,000 years ago using Mohair wool. A type of wool that comes from the angora goat - one of the most durable types of wool.

The wool is organically dyed with pomegranates, beats, rosemary, juniper, olive and mugwort tree branches. Spices such as coriander, curcuma, and turmeric are also used to dye the fibers.

 

 

WEAVING

 

The production process starts in the spring (May) with the shearing of the angora goats. The wool is collected, washed, brushed and spun into yarn before it is organically dyed. The process takes all summer and by the time winter hits, the weaving begins. Each rug requires several weeks and sometimes months to weave depending on the size and complexity of the design.

 

 

 

IMPACT

 

Mehria formed the Local Forest Products Association in an effort to maximize the efforts of the entrepreneur women in her surrounding area. The collective's mission is to assist at-risk women in the community by providing them a dignified way to earn a living for their families. Many of the women in this Collective have come together out of necessity - their husbands (traditional) have either passed away or fell ill and are unable to contribute to the family's needs.

 

 

 
 
EACH PURCHASE PROVIDES A STEADY
INCOME FOR THE WOMEN OF
THE LOCAL FOREST PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION
MASTER WEAVERS
 

Mehria and her collective, Local Forest Products Association, expertly craft the beautiful and high-quality wool rugs in the shop. Mehria started weaving as a way to provide for her family. She has since organized with fellow women Makers in her community to create a small workshop where they hand weave Angora Wool Rugs.


PROCESS

Each rug is handcrafted on the same style looms found in Egypt over 6,000 years ago using Mohair wool. A type of wool that comes from the angora goat - one of the most durable types of wool.

The wool is organically dyed with pomegranates, beats, rosemary, juniper, olive and mugwort tree branches. Spices such as coriander, curcuma, and turmeric are also used to dye the fiber.

WEAVING

The production process starts in the spring (May) with the shearing of the angora goats. The wool is collected, washed, brushed and spun into yarn before it is organically dyed. The process takes all summer and by the time winter hits, the weaving begins. Each rug requires several weeks and sometimes months to weave depending on the size and complexity of the design.

IMPACT

Mehria formed the Local Forest Products Association in an effort to maximize the efforts of the entrepreneur women in her surrounding area. The collective's mission is to assist at-risk women in the community by providing them a dignified way to earn a living for their families. Many of the women in this Collective have come together out of necessity - their husbands (traditional) have either passed away or fell ill and are unable to contribute to the family's needs.

EACH PURCHASE PROVIDES A STEADY
INCOME FOR THE WOMEN OF
THE LOCAL FOREST PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION




EXPLORE OUR COLLECTION OF WOOL RUGS

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PROCESS

 

Each rug is handcrafted on the same style looms found in Egypt over 6,000 years ago using Mohair wool. A type of wool that comes from the angora goat - one of the most durable types of wool.

The wool is organically dyed with pomegranates, beats, rosemary, juniper, olive and mugwort tree branches. Spices such as coriander, curcuma, and turmeric are also used to dye the fibers.

 

 
WEAVING


The production process starts in the spring (May) with the shearing of the angora goats. The wool is collected, washed, brushed and spun into yarn before it is organically dyed. The process takes all summer and by the time winter hits, the weaving begins. Each rug requires several weeks and sometimes months to weave depending on the size and complexity of the design.

 

 

IMPACT

Mehria formed the Local Forest Products Association in an effort to maximize the efforts of the entrepreneur women in her surrounding area. The collective's mission is to assist at-risk women in the community by providing them a dignified way to earn a living for their families. Many of the women in this Collective have come together out of necessity - their husbands (traditional) have either passed away or fell ill and are unable to contribute to the family's needs.

 



 

EACH PURCHASE PROVIDES A STEADY
INCOME FOR THE WOMEN OF
THE LOCAL FOREST PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION

 

EXPLORE OUR TUNISIAN RUG COLLECTION