From James Tufenkian:
Rag Weave is typically made in Napal using our Shakti Weave with silk, but this rug was made with Lama Weave in 100% wool. It is likely they were produced for a commercial interior design firm intended for a hotel or elevator lobby. We call such rugs ''lonely custom rugs'' because while they did not work for the original customer or project, we hope they find a home with someone that will love them for what they are, gorgeous one of a kind sizes of one of our best Walz designs. It's possible that the original customer decided they could not live without silk, or they needed the actual size to be larger. Tufenkian Tibetan all wool Lama Weave is preferred n high traffic commercial spaces. The pile height meets the under one half inch ADA requirement and Lama has also been tested for drag/resistance to wheel chairs, etc. Why two rugs? It's probably the plan was to use one and keep the other on hand to rotate when the first rug is being cleaned. For sampling, request the 2x2 Lama Weave strikeoff. The colors are the same as the production rug, only no silk.This item has been discontinued and only the size(s) listed here are available. The price has been reduced substantially, but our same great return policy is still effective. Place your order ASAP as these deals will sell out fast!This is a one-of-a-kind item. Inventory is very limited and is expected to sell out soon. Because of the rarity of this item, and rugs in general, stock availability is not guaranteed. If an order cannot be filled, your credit card will not be charged.