These rugs are typically woven in Afghanistan and brought "raw" to Pakistan where final finishing is completed. The finest pieces are woven with hand carded, hand spun, "rasni" wool which results in a unique texture. The wool characteristics, along with vegetable dyes, give these carpets soft, earthy colors. The carpets are sheared thin and the resulting finished pieces have the look and feel of an antique carpet. As with all types of handmade rugs, there is a huge difference between "commercial" production and the pieces hand selected by our owner at the source.