After a final inspection is done, the rug is ready to be shipped to North America.
By the time it is prepared for shipping, more than 15 people have helped in the creation of the rug. A team of artisans measure, record, photograph and tag each carpet as the rugs are rolled into bales.
All rugs are then shipped by air to either JFK International Airport in NYC or Philadelphia International Airport. Anxious rug volunteers and staff trek to the airport with a cargo van, pick up the shipment and bring it back to the Bunyaad Rug Room at Ten Thousand Villages in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. There, a team of rug volunteers and staff unbale the shipment and get them ready for customers to enjoy.