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The first step in the production of Oriental rugs is the dyeing of the wool. The wool used in these rugs are mostly from local Pakistani wool but sometimes a blend is used. Our artisan group aims to support local sheep herders so the ancient form of retaining wool continues.
We also use a very high grade of different-ply worsted wool that is specially blended just for our artisan group. Most of the wool is from a breed of sheep known as the dhumba sheep. This sheep has an extra fat pack on its tail adding extra oil and lanolin to the wool and hence adding quality to the wool.
Pola with his sheep
Sheepherder with his herd of dhumba sheep