Ten Thousand Villages is preparing to host its annual Rug Sale. See why it's a don't-miss-event that supports an important cause.
Ten Thousand Villages will be hosting their upcoming rug sale at their Harper’s Point and O’Bryonville locations.
Have you ever wanted a hand-knotted rug? Not just any rug, but one with the quality to last a lifetime and the fair trade labor standards you demand? Then Ten Thousand Villages is the place to find just that. The stores offer a large selection of Tribal, Bokhara, and Persian rugs. From classic to contemporary, rugs are available in sizes 2’x3′ to 10’x14′ as well as runners. Plus, all of the rugs found in-store are hand-knotted by fairly paid adults in Pakistan.
The Rug Sale is held once a year to help bring the high-quality, fairly traded, hand-knotted rugs to the Cincinnati community. Ten Thousand Villages offers tips on preparing for the rug sale:
- When you visit our rug event, bring swatches of materials and upholstery, paint chips and pillows to help you choose a rug that will blend with your decor.
- Measure your room as well as the area you would want your rug to cover. Large rugs are impressive while smaller rugs can be more versatile. Be flexible in sizing and you will increase the number of rugs to choose from.
- Remember that an Oriental rug will last for generations, while your furniture, upholstery and home will change.
- Consider rugs that speak to you, rather than one that simply matches its surroundings. Be open to taking rugs home on approval, keeping in mind the rug you finally choose may not be the rug you first selected.
The Harper’s Point Rug Sale will be held from September 18-22. As an added bonus, the Harper’s Point location will host a “From Loom to Room Intro” on September 19 at 7pm. “Hear the history and stories behind Bunyaad Fair Trade Rugs,” the website states. “Get a glimpse into how Bunyaad rugs are made, from dyeing the wool to tying the fringes.”
Those interested in attending can RSVP by calling 513-802-5721.
The O’Bryonville location will host its Rug Sale September 24-28. This location will also host the “From Loom to Room Intro.” However, this class will be held September 26 at 7pm. To RSVP for that event, call 513-871-5840.
To learn more about Ten Thousand Villages and their annual Rug Sale, visit http://tenthousandvillages.com/cincinnati.