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Overview: Ten Thousand Villages

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A look at the majestic artistry of Oriental rug-making

A look at the majestic artistry of Oriental rug-making

Handmade rugs are beautiful, versatile and last forever! Ten Thousand Villages has been working with Bunyaad rug artisans in Pakistan since 1982, and we have volunteers and staff dedicated to educating customers about Oriental rugs and the fair trade difference — both in the quality of the artisans’ lives and the quality of their product. 801 more words


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I have written before about my LOVE for woven baskets…so why not purchase them direct.  Meet Ten Thousand Villages:


All beautifully handcrafted directly from the villages that they were made…and pretty moderately priced too.  23 more words


Bookmark Monday - Ten Thousand Villages (August 8)

Bookmark Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Aloi from guiltless reading. Take a picture of one of your favourite bookmarks, post it on your blog, and head over to guiltless reading to share a to your post. 96 more words

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We, Zeb and Soapy Smith Duck, and our humans love traveling by boat.   We got on a boat at Georgetown Harbor and headed for Alexandria, Virginia. 417 more words

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