What is hand-spun wool?
This refers to wool that was processed, twisted and turned into yarn all by hand. This was the original way of turning wool into yarn for hundreds of years. This technique help wool absorbs more dye and preserves its quality and lanolin (natural oil). Today Afghan rug makers make the best rugs with handspun wool and vegetable dye. Since early 1900 some rugs are made with machine-spun wool, almost all Chinese and Indian rugs are made with machine-spun wool and chemical dye.