These rugs are handwoven using a 100% wool weft with a 100% cotton warp (skeleton) Everything that you touch is 100% wool. All weaving is done by skilled adult weavers in their own homes in India. Design work is done in Tucson, Arizona and in India. These rugs, if given proper care, will last for generations. This rug is two sided, with a slightly different design on the opposite side. While one side is totally flat, the other side is what we call a raised outline. On this side the weaver added some three dimensional effects with the yarns.