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From August 25-28, One World Market is hosting their annual Fair Trade rug sale event at St. Catherine of Siena Church. 

One World Market partners each year with Bunyaad, a nonprofit organization that brings heirloom-quality, handmade rugs to Ithaca each year. 

Bunyaad works directly with 850 rug-making families in Pakistan. Every rug sold can be traced back to the family that made it, the village where it was made and the local  Bunyaad supervisor who oversees rug production. The program does not work with rug makers who employ school-age children and encourages families to send all of their children to school. It has even helped to establish many schools in Pakistan.  

Everyone should come to see this! Each rug is literally a work of art, each representing hundreds of hours of work and hundreds of years of tradition.  

You’ll find a large selection of hand-knotted, heirloom-quality rugs in styles ranging from classic to contemporary. There are tribal, Bokhara and Persian rugs in every color to fit every room, in sizes ranging from 2’x3’ to 10’x14’.  

Location: St. Catherine of Siena Church, off Hanshaw Road. 

Event hours:  

Thursday-Friday-Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm.  

Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.  

For more information, contact: One World Market. 607-256-0616