Afghanistan Anyone?

Hey, we’re not that intrepid.

Instead of actually traveling there – yet – listen to this: Arzu is the name of a women’s collective created by Connie K. Duckworth recently retired from a stellar career at Goldman Sachs. She has gathered the talents of over 700 Afghani women who live in eight remote villages and weave beautiful tribal rugs the old fashioned way and she has made certain that these women are being paid proper wages used to support many needs especially local schooling and health care. The First Lady, Laura Bush, is a customer and a fan!

The Arzu magic carpets are priced from $900 to about $16,000 and every lovely thread is a lifeline. For details and photos, please click on Or phone: (312) 321-8663.