This finely hand knotted pile carpet is made with natural dyes and handspun wool from the Karakul sheep. The Karakul is the oldest breed of sheep in the world and is considered to have the highest quality wool available. This rug comes from a project employing Hazara Afghan as well as Turkmen weavers. Weaving takes place in the North of Afghanistan in individual weavers’ homes. This piece is woven with an interesting cultural mass-up; a finely knotted Afghan pile rug made with a Navajo flat weave design. What a unique and gorgeous textile!