Merino wool is a natural fiber grown by Merino sheep. It’s thinner and softer than regular wool—making it easy to wear next to skin. And when you wear wool next to skin, a lot of benefits come with it.
Merino wool in handmade Carpets:
Thanks to its naturally hardwearing and stain-resistant properties Merino wool is an excellently resilient material to use for carpets, even in high traffic areas. Wool is also a great insulator meaning wool carpet works well to help keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer.
So, the weavers of Afghanistan spend quite some time weaving a single piece of the rug because they dye the wool in vegetable dye and then hand-knot the fabric into rugs. As the rugs are hand-knotted, these are extremely soft and high-quality.