The rug for this one-of-a-kind tote was handwoven by Navajo weaver, Nettie Slim. This rug has a great checkered pattern of red, black, grey and white. It is made of acrylic yarn normally used in sweater knitting. It is so, so soft, like 100 baby rabbits. Sometimes our weavers have to use the type of yard that is available to them. A very well made rug/bag. Handles are very strong black leather. Ready to be used.