Originally created in the late 16th century for royalty, the Polonaise rug is a Persian creation which gained popularity through the 1700s. Because so many were seen in Europe throughout the 19th century it was assumed that the Polonaise rug came from Poland, hence the name. Handcrafted from start to finish in a meticulous tradition honed generation after generation in India, this rug was made by the select few artisans capable of creating such an intricate pattern. Using only the most exceptional vegetable dyes and finest hand-spun New Zealand wool, it is then expertly hand-tied, finished and sun-dried, and can contain up to 1 million knots. A rug pad is recommended to keep this securely in place.