I was surprised when this rug arrived that the colors were much more muddy than they appear in the picture. The white is the wool section, is looks dirty compared to the white shown in the picture. The field color is the jute, and has a lot more green to it. The jute actually has a 1/2" long pile which as we began to unroll was shedding a lot and frizzing. I have a young son, this this wasn't going to work for our living room. The jute did feel softer than I expected, but I was concerned about the constant shedding and getting rougher over time. We are returning.