The Pendleton Tierra - Salt Creek Turquoise is hand-knotted with approximately 80 knots to the square inch. We use high quality New Zealand wool and colorfast Swiss Chrome dyes to produce a rug that will provide beauty and durability for your lifetime. The wool is handspun, yielding varying diameters, so that when dyed a delightful variegated color is achieved, giving the completed rug a richness and subtle blend of colors. The Salt Creek design is inspired by the environment of Death Valley, which was once part of a massive freshwater lake. Today, all that remains is Salt Creek, a small stream that converted from fresh to saltwater.