WASHINGTON, D.C.—A GoodWeave-certified rug design from renowned graphic artist Milton Glaser is the prize of GoodWeave USA’s 11th annual rug raffle. The limited edition rug features Glaser’s Fruits of Labor design from his collection with GoodWeave member company Lapchi LLC. An 8-by-10, handknotted, 80-percent silk design, it retails for $12,800.
Raffle tickets are $25 each, five for $100, 10 for $200, 25 for $500, 50 for $1,000 or 125 for $2,500. All proceeds will benefit GoodWeave’s programs to end child labor in the rug industry and provide educational opportunities to children in the weaving communities of Nepal, India and Afghanistan.
Lapchi’s rug collection with Glaser, known for such iconic designs as the “I ? NY” campaign and a poster used for Bob Dylan’s “Greatest Hits” album, is Glaser’s first foray into textile design, a release said. The collection consists of 16 designs woven in Nepal with handspun Tibetan wool and silks, and was exhibited this past spring at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.
The drawing will be held by GoodWeave in New York City in September 2012. Individuals may purchase tickets at GoodWeave.org/raffle or by contacting the GoodWeave office at 202-234-9050. Entrants need not be present to win.