The Anji Mountain Bamboo Shag rug is the last thing you'd expect from a bamboo rug. It is very soft! It's actually softer and silkier than traditional shag rugs made from wool or synthetic fibers. The uniquely luxuriant look and feel of this rug is due to a custom specified bamboo yarn blend with an exceptionally high quotient of bamboo fiber- 80 percent bamboo and 20 percent cotton. And good news for allergy sufferers, bamboo yarn is naturally hypo-allergenic and has minimal shedding. Furthermore, we use only non-toxic Azo-free dyes to produce these brilliant colors. Vacuuming with a beater bar not recommended. 2550 grams per square foot.