Vintage Kilim rugs are found in rural areas of Bosnia and Serbia. They are also available in certain flea markets. The challenge of this project was to secure the supply for higher - volume production levels. Hence, as an alternative to original vintage rugs, we source hand-made Kilim rugs from several non-profit organizations from the region that cultivate the manufacturing of these rugs based on old-world techniques. They hire skilled women of these post-war countries that are mostly widows and sole bread-winners for their families. For most of these women the handcrafting of the rugs is the only source of income and social integration. This project will also help them and their families to be self sustainable while preserving the tradition and their history.