The Majority of Oriental Rugs and Carpets are hand made in the traditional way. Although more modern ones may be made on looms. These are similar in construction to Wilton and Axminister in that they are woven. Traditional Oriental Rugs consist of pile fibres of any natural protein materials indigenous to the country of origin and may contain wool or hair from goats, sheep or other animals. Modern Rugs now use synthetic dyes, however older rugs for centuries used vegetable dyes and these can be unstable. Due to the high risk and value of Oriental rugs we recommend that you call us on 0161 731 0021 for an appraisal.