These rugs are a masterful mix of timeless traditional designs and updated colorations with a fresh point of view. Backgrounds and pattern motifs contain multiple color shadings, creating a softened visual texture that results in a relaxed appeal appropriate for both traditional and casual decorating styles. Rugs from the Ashara collection are woven in the U.S.A. of premium fully worsted New Zealand wool and represent the standard of excellence in wool rugs. This collection has been crafted using dozens of individually skein dyed yarns for jewel tone clarity. The yarn is then woven through the back and finished with Karastan's Lustre-Wash process to re-create as closely as possible the look and feel of a fine hand-woven rug.