This one of a kind antique Caucasian Shirvan rug was handwoven in the Caucasus mountains in the 1880s using 100% wool and vegetable dyes. It features a low, worn pile. The rug has a thinner, more flexible construction and thus a rug pad or anti slip pad is suggested. Note that this is a very rare rug due to it’s age, style & design - it’s considered a collectors piece. The rug has been professionally cleaned. Spot clean with soap and water as needed, or have the rug cleaned by a professional if necessary in the future.