Hand knotted pile rug made using 100% natural dyes and handspun wool and a finer 130kpsi weave. This rug was woven commissioned and woven exclusively for the Nomad Rugs team based on an 19th century Caucasian Marsali design. Weaving 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. Woven In participation with Barakat; helping communities thrive through providing education in rug weaving countries. FREE Shipping and Easy Returns.