A Thomas Paul rug features an exquisite design in a striking pattern that is sure to set your home apart from the rest. His design concept is to fuse unrelated historic design styles -- art nouveau, 60's pop art, 70's minimalism, 18th century baroque -- and reinterpret these disparate periods in to a unique style with a coordinated color palette that works with today's interiors. This rug is hand woven from 100% New Zealand wool which is considered to be the most premium level wool that combines the maximum sheen with the highest longevity. It provides a soft luxurious feel, is strong, resilient and static resistant making it an ideal choice for a high-traffic area. A flatweave rug refers to a technique of weaving where no knots are used in the weave.