"Charcoal" is tonal black. It is not a solid black. It looks like a coal of charcoal; hints of grey with an ashy black.
Multiple skeins are photographed to demonstrate consistency and allows you a good look at the yarn.
The yarn will arrive in a twisted skein.
*Hand dyed yarns may tend to bleed a little bit with the first wash. I do take great care to prevent any of my colors from bleeding. Wash in cold water and air dry to prolong the life of your project.