This rug is from our Zamin line. Zamin means earth or land in Persian or Hindi, and Zamin carpets are truly carpets that springs from the Indian earth. This rug was woven in India in villages in the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh in north India. It is a densely woven, heavy carpet. All the weight of the carpet is in the firmly beaten wool pile, much like an old Persian Bidjar. The vegetable dye colors are rich and saturated, all made from vegetable dye stuffs - roots, leaves and flowers - found from within India and Nepal. The best, longest staple New Zealand wool is used, which is hand carded and hand spun. The 12/60 has 180 knots per square inch.