This hand knotted pile rug is made using 100% natural dyes and handspun wool. This rug is woven with tight weave approaching 150kpi. The brightly colored tribal rug with stylized animals and landscape was inspired by a Bakshaish pictorial rug. Weaving for the rug takes place in the northern areas of Afghanistan, the home of the Turkmen people. Carpet weaving is perhaps the most essential and revered cultural activity for Turkmen; something which traditionally all women take part in. The art of weaving is reverently passed on from mother to daughter with the weaving of these rugs taking place in individual family homes. FREE Shipping and Easy Returns.