The rug arrived in great condition and although heavy was easy to unfold and lay on the floor. It had a nice soft feel. However, the colors were not even close to those in the picture. They are more creams and browns and the squares are a light dull blue. I put this rug in a room that was too small for it. The squares in the pattern need a larger space so you don't feel like you are living on top of a checker board. the colors in the stripes on either side of the squares are not the same color pattern either. This rug was too busy for me, the wrong colors, and it would be great in a very large play room.
This rug looks NOTHING like the photo, but I knew this based on another review. I would not have purchased it based on the photo...too gold for what I was looking for. In reality, this rug has little to no gold in it. The colors are truly beautiful! They are light brown, cream, beautiful light aqua, and a yellowish brown (this is the closest color to gold in the rug). Great quality too! It's hand knotted, so when you flip the rug over, you can see the same colors you are seeing from the front side....no icky latex/glued on backing. Was really trying to stay away from as many chemicals as possible. I doubt it's organic wool, but I feel good about not having a glued on backing that can break down over the years and be unhealthy.