Hand knotted pile rug which is made using natural dyes and handspun wool. This rug is finely woven with over 130kpi and a stunning Shirvan bird and animal design rug with rich blues commissioned exclusively for the Nomad Rugs team. 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. FREE Shipping and Easy Returns.