Richly colored stripes of plush New Zealand wool give this rug a luxurious look and a sumptuous feel. Hand-knotted with 50 knots per square inch on a crossed foundation, this rug is as durable in construction as it is timeless in design. Artist and rug historian John Kurtz founded New Moon in part to preserve and promote the age-old traditions of Tibetan crossed weaving, a laborious method that results in a dense, durable rug that will maintain its regal beauty for generations. Each rug is handwoven in Nepal, free from child labor, using the finest Tibetan wool and Chinese silk. The inspiration for each rug varies, from classic Persian motifs to Navajo patterns to abstract designs inherent in nature, but each bears the unmistakable elegance and power of true artistry.