This is an absolutely beautiful needlepoint rug. While it is wool, it has a flatter more nubby texture to its feel and is definitely not one of those thick rugs that seem to constantly shed. The colors are very muted and understated - soft earthy, autumn colors. The orange is really a sun-worn terracotta color. The flowers and leaves are soft shades of gold, milk chocolate brown, maroon, and various shades of soft leafy greens.