Carpet sale for a worthy cause

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 15 Apr 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: Those who want to buy handmade Kashmiri carpets at low prices can go to a carpet sale at the Bangsar Seafood Village here from April 19 to 27 and for a good cause – to raise funds for the Malaysian International Peace Fund. 

Partners of the carpet shop, Datuk Kelvin Tan and Datuk Kalimullah Hassan, have decided to sell the carpets to raise funds through the shop’s clearance sale. 

Esther Soon, Datuk Kalimullah Hassan and Datuk Kelvin Tan with some of the finest carpets that will be on sale at the Bangsar Seafood Village from April 19 to April 27 in aid of the Iraqi People's Humanitarian Fund.

The nine-day sale will offer more than 70 carpets and 100 rugs for between RM70 and RM10,000 each. There will be three pieces of jewelled carpets costing between RM250 and RM600 each.  

Also available are pashminar shawls, bedspreads and teak furniture from Kashmir and Chiengmai at discounts of 60% to 70%. 

Tan and Kalimullah opened the shop in February last year. 

Kalimullah, who is also ECM Capital Sdn Bhd managing director, said he hoped to raise over RM100,000 for the fund. 

“We are slashing prices and selling the carpets at below cost price. These fine and intricate handmade carpets are works of art. They are 100% silk and among the top-range carpets in the world.  

“We are touched with what is happening in Iraq. We will do our bit and donate every single sen to the fund.” 

Esther Soon, who is a partner of the Bangsar Seafood Village, said the restaurant had pledged to donate 20% of its food sales this weekend to the fund. 

“As a corporate citizen, we would like to do our bit to contribute to the fund,” said Soon. 

The sale will be from 11am to 10pm daily during the period. Those interested can contact Ariff Wani at 03-22847252 or 22822555 or 22843812.  

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