The colors are hand-painted and just so beautiful, but the fibers are so luxurious and a joy to work with! It will be very hard to return to so-called 'bargain' yarns after you've worked with this quality.
All the Artyarns I've tried have felt wonderful to knit with. Even though they cost more than many, they are certainly worth the expense. The finished scarves and shawls I've made are exquisite and draw lots of compliments. Give this yarn a try!