The softness underfoot comes from the New Zealand Wool and Viscose blend, lightly spun. The Ratio rug isn't a flat pile, we recommend using it in low traffic areas. This is a rug to add texture and interest, as well as warmth & comfort. Handwoven on Panja looms, full cotton backing and edging for improved longevity and wear. Hand woven in Northern India, using traditional techniques. Our suppliers are active members of Care & Fair, investing in education and health care in carpet weaving areas.