The Gem Collection by Couristan is a tribute to time-honored design. Its inspiration comes from the original rugs exhibited in museums around the world. These cherished patterns are artfully translated and updated into modern day masterpieces, making it possible to display Gem,'s beautiful designs in any home. Gem's Materpieces are woven of the finest 100% New Zealand semi-worsted wool. This high qulaity wool creates a dense, lustrous pile plus amazing design and color clarity. Couristan's exclusive locked-in-weave construction secures serch individual strand of yarn into a upright position, creating a beautiful crystal-point finish. The result is a dramatic outline of each and every design and motfit. The adornment of hand-knotted fringes makes Gem's beauty complete. Whether it's classic or contemporary, there's a Gem design for every room. Gem's comprehensive size range makes it possible to create a impression in hallways and entryways, while a roll runner cut to fit any desired length is a perfect choice for stairways.