About Vegetable/Natural dye
Vegetable dye refers to type of dye that rug makers used until late 19th century, vegetable colors are made strictly from roots and leaves of plants, fruit shells or anything related to trees and from natural minerals. In some cases wool don't have to be colored at all. From late 19th century until today the majority of handmade rugs are made with chemical dye wool; rugs especially from China and India… are mostly made with chemical dye. Today only handful of Rug weavers mostly from Afghanistan uses the unique technique that goes back to original tradition of vegetable dying. Wool made with vegetable dye last longer looks shinier and has a great texture.