This distinct area rug is hand loomed in West Texas by experienced weavers. 100% Alpaca fleece is spun around a jute core which gives the rug years of durability and also has the advantage of being reversible. It resists fading and wear and provides a certain amount ofsound proofing. This unique hand woven rug with European like texture shows occasional unevenness and nubs, which gives each rug a unique one of a kind look. They are easily cleaned with light vacuuming and spot cleaning. They are warm and soft to the touch. Alpaca fiber is an environmentally friendly fiber. It is an outstanding natural product. It is warmer than wool, lightweight, and usually hypoallergenic. Truly a unique fiber!