Nourison's richly authentic designs in this collection are inspired by years of research into historic and museum-quality carpets throughout the world. The rugs in this collection are thin flat-weaves and are reversible. Flat-woven rugs are unique due to their method of construction. Unlike knotted wool rugs, flat-woven rugs are made on a loom. They are thin with a very low pile, making them ideal for an entryway where door clearance is an issue. However, they are extremely durable and many are reversible for extended life and beauty.