This is a beautiful rug I would not hesitate to recommend this to a friend and I have. First off as another reviewer said the colors are more like those written in the product description rather that how they may appear on one's monitor, they are soft and muted - very nice. Secondly, the carpet is very plush and the pile is very nice, always be sure to read how thick the carpet you are looking at is and deduct half to one whole milimeter off of that to get a better idea of how thick it will be. Thirdly the carpet is quite large which is a plus. As for shipping it arrived quickly and tightly rolled up by FedEx and boy was it heavy! The wool is very soft underfoot, but be warned as this is a new carpet it will and does shed alot, so be prepared for at least a weekly vaccuming. This carpet is hand dyed so anything other than vaccuming should be left to a professional. After owning and living with it a year I can say I am still as pleased with it today, as the day I unrolled it.