Inspired by prized French Aubusson indoor area rugs of the 19th century. Made of 100% New Zealand wool. Handcrafted with an especially thick, lush pile. Wool area rug is cotton-backed for extra durability. Incredibly easy to care for. The Empire Savonnerie Area Rugs are made by the Safavieh company. Established in 1914 in Isfahan, Safavieh oversees all design and creation of their Oriental rugs, ensuring each one is elegant and durable.. . . . . Learn more about origins of Persian rugs. Other rug designs vary by size.