The contemporary designs of the Transitions Collection are created using a unique loop and loop cut technique. The border is left with a full loop of wool while the prominence of wool is cut short creating the ultimate centerpiece of depth and texture. The two-tonal effect of color creates the beautiful framed pattern. The cotton foundation and backing makes the rug extremely durable while the 0.63" thick wool pile makes it soft to the touch. Handmade by talented artisans of Northern India, this beautiful rug will show well for years. This rug is a versatile, stylish, and environmentally conscientious choice as it is made from 100% natural fibers.