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Ooty stripe kilim sheesham wood bench

Ooty stripe kilim sheesham wood bench

Product Code: KF1

Our Price: £229.00

Ooty stripe kilim sheesham wood bench, 90 x 45 x 38cm

HANDLOOM KILIM UPHOLSTERY

This beautiful and hardwearing furniture is made from traditional handloom rugs on a hardwood frame. A high wool content allows vibrancy and depth of colour and also allows greater detail to be incorporated into the design. Made in India for Namaste on a fair trade basis. The highly skilled weavers use either one of the looms in the weaving factory or supplement income with weaving income earned in their own home on looms provided by the exporter. The pattern and raw materials are provided to the weavers and payment is made on collection. Namaste’s Indian agents visit and audit the production facilities to ensure that working conditions are acceptable and that fair trade guidelines as set by the WFTO are in place. Kilim production is a skilled art which is passed down from generation to generation and the work attracts good rates of pay. The business provides valued employment to more than 50 people directly and hundreds more on a self-employed piecework basis. The kilim benches are built on a Sheesham wood frame and the hexagonal trunk is made from Mango wood.

80% PURE WOOL & 20% COTTON WITH HARDWOOD BASE
HAND MADE IN INDIA