50,000 artisans, many of who are women who are able to weave the
rugs from home at their own pace. This allows them the opportunity to
earn an income that they might not otherwise have. For Surya, it’s not just
about the rug – it’s about the entire impact that rug has from the weaver’s
hand to the homeowner’s home.
How do you use artisans and artisanal techniques?
SURYA: Artisanship is core to Surya’s foundation. Every handcrafted
rug from Surya goes through a journey to get to its final home,
whether for residential or commercial settings. Every knot or stitch in
a handcrafted Surya rug is woven by a human being with the artistic
skills and craftsmanship to create these masterpieces that can often
last a lifetime when properly maintained.
What is the value for designers (and their clients) in sourcing
SURYA: Artisanal products offer quality craftsmanship with the subtle dif-
ferences that come from the human connection to a product. Each piece is
one-of-a-kind in its own way. Each piece tells a story of authenticity.
What are some lesser-known benefits of utilizing artisanal designs?
SURYA: The value of knowing your purchase is funding the livelihood of
someone else who is expressing their own individual version of art is an
For more info on Surya’s dedication to artisans, view the company's
video, “The Hands and Hearts of Surya,” at http://bit.ly/SuryaASID.
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OPPOSITE Surya got
its start in 1976
selling a selection of
handcrafted rugs in
ABOVE Today, Surya's
products are handcrafted by more than
50,000 artisans, many
of whom are women.