The rug description leads one to believe that the rug is of woven bamboo. The bamboo is used as slats to weave the thread material around (the picture is accurate) So if you want the look of bamboo go elsewhere, but if you want a beautiful thread style rug this is the one for you. I am very pleased with the workmanship as well as the price spent. It sets off my Koreana sofa table perfectly. Shipping was prompt.
The photo of this rug is very deceiving. The rug that was delivered to me had a brown border but the main portion of the rug was in alternating 5 inch squares of brown and tan colors. It looked like a patch work not a solid color as shown in the picture here. Very disappointing and heading back to Overstock in the mail.