# background


Sheep shearing Wool is the most commonly used material in weaving handmade rugs. The sheep are sheared twice a year, in spring and at the end of the summer, by an experienced shearer who uses blade shears or machine shears. Most of those people are nomadic herders grazing their enormous flock of sheep. The woolen fleece of those sheep is extremely soft yet durable. The wool is also rich in lanolin, a naturally produced waxy oil which makes its fleece more durable and water-resistant.
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The people behind Ashtari Carpets

Reza Ashtari As a child I was always in contact with carpets and I became fascinated with the art of carpet-weaving. I was intrigued with their vivid colours and complex patterns and I wanted to find out the story behind each carpet My father became my teacher, he involved me in his work and slowly I also developed a passion and feeling for carpets and interiors. I was introduced to the wonderfully complex world of carpet-weaving.
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