Introducing Arzu Studio Hope Rugs…

We are so proud to announce our latest collaboration with Arzu Studio Hope! The Arzu Mission: ARZU, which means “hope” in Dari, is an innovative model of social entrepreneurship that helps Afghan women weavers and their families break the cycle of poverty by providing them steady income and access to education and healthcare by sourcing …


Signature Designer Rugs

International, award-winning architect, Zaha Hadid, and renowned interior designer, Thomas Schoos, have partnered with ARZU STUDIO HOPE to create designs for exceptional one-of-a-kind, hand-knotted rugs. Their generous contributions of time and talent have opened new artist-to-artisan opportunities for others to join and participate. This combination of fine skill and global talent is attracting discerning clients …


Modern & Contemporary

The Modern + Contemporary Collection features work from top end designers, all exclusive to ARZU. The designs in this collection vary from bold innovative motifs to subtle, watercolor inspired patterns. While fresh and fashion forward, all are modern day heirlooms. Woven by skilled artisans that reinterpret our designers’ work, each piece becomes art unto itself.

Classic Traditional Rugs

The Traditional Collection represents our artful weavers’ interpretations of floral motifs, highlighting the classic patterns found in Afghanistan and all along the Silk Road. Both Persian and Oriental influences are found in this extensive, diverse and exquisite collection.

Tribal Heirloom Rugs

The Tribal Collection features designs that have been woven for centuries by tribes in the mountains of central Afghanistan. The fine, supple weave has the look and handle of old Caucasian or Turkmen rugs. The rugs predominantly showcase bold, rich colors and geometric patterns.

Turkmen Collection

ARZU STUDIO HOPE’s Turkmen Collection celebrates the rich cultural history of the Afghan people. The Turkmen people emerged during the late first millennium as pastoral nomads in Central Asia, especially in Turkmenistan and Afghanistan. They wove rugs for centuries and even after settling in one place, most continued to weave rugs in sizes and shapes …


Peace Cord Bracelets

PROCEEDS FROM PEACE CORD SALES BENEFIT GRASSROOTS PROGRAMS IN AFGHANISTAN Peace Cord is a bracelet hand woven by women in Afghanistan from parachute cord and authentic military uniform buttons. It is a partnership between two nonprofits. Arzu Studio Hope creates artisan based employment for women and Spirit of America supports the humanitarian work of U.S troops …