Sheepskin rugs are plush home décor statements that bring an element of high luxury to your room. Frequently seen in rooms gracing the top shelter magazines, you can now get in on the trend right here at The Well Appointed House. Made from materials indigenous to Australia and New Zealand, these rugs are made by the top selling woolskin distributor in the world. Strong direct sunlight should be avoided to prevent UV damage to the natural fibers and dye colors. Storage in damp or wet conditions should be avoided to prevent damage the natural leather pelt. Regular brushing will help maintain and bring out the best in the wool fibers. Small stains and light soiling can be spot cleaned with a damp cloth and light wool detergent. For more thorough cleaning dry cleaning is recommended for the best results. May be hand or machine-washed in warm water (40C / 104F) using a wool approved detergent and a gentle washing cycle. Please note machine or hand washing may affect the appearance of the natural wool fibers and the leather pelt. Products with cotton or other backing material are generally not suitable for machine or hand washing. Dry cleaning is recommended for any products with cotton backing material. Air dry your natural sheepskin by hanging on a line or lying on the floor away from direct sunlight. It is important to stretch the sheepskin during the drying process to retain the shape and prevent excessive shrinkage. Do not tumble dry, iron or bleach your sheepskin. After washing the natural wool may revert back to its natural curly state. Brushing with a wire wool comb while wet and after drying will help restore the fluffy appearance and natural loft of the fibers. The sexto sheepskin rug measures 71 inches long and 64 inches wide for a great area rug. Available colors are ivory, cream, wheat (darker than cream), sunset (ivory with buttered colored tips) and grey mist (ivory with grey tips). Wool length 2.5 inches. Click on image for greater detail.