Arica is hand-braided in India from cotton & jute. The central charcoal grey portion of the rug is a chindi-style upcycled cotton framed by an all natural braided jute to give it an organic feel. The cotton gives the Arica flatweave a smooth, light feel underfoot. Because it is a flatweave we recommend an anti-slip underlay elongate its live and prevent slipping & buckling. We recommend against using this rug in high moisture areas such as bathrooms or outdoor decks.