Our Story

Forum For Rural Weavers is a non-profit social enterprise working with artisan groups to create handwoven dhurrie rugs in central India. Forum for Rural Weavers started in May 2018, Kalavilasa being the brand name.

We partner with local artisan groups in Madhya Pradesh (M.P.) in central India, to produce contemporary flat-weave rugs.

The Making

Dhurries are wonderful, versatile rugs which look beautiful in many settings. They have both a fresh and a classic look to them. The simpler prints and stripes of today’s dhurries have a more casual look that resonates with today’s lifestyles. The designs of Kalāvilāsa dhurries are inspired by traditional cultures known for their textiles. Values such as craftsmanship, traditional techniques, quality, and contemporary design are infused into every dhurrie rug from Kalāvilāsa.

Artisans Creation