Hand knotted pile carpet made with entirely handcarded, handspun wool and all natural dyes. Dye sources include madder root (various shades of red), walnut husks (dark brown), several different local flowers and roots (yellows), and an overlay of indigo on yarn previously dyed yellow (green). Other than indigo (blue), (which is obtained in India) these dyes are indigenous to Nepal. Washed in soap and water only (no harsh chemical washes are ever used on these rugs). And the wool used is the finest high mountain Himalayan wool. The inherent luster of this wool will actually increase with use. The sale of this rug benefits Machik.