i love this rug, however the item i received was not what was described. The description says it is jute and polyester, and the one i got said it was 100% jute and the color is actually waaay lighter than the picture depicts. the picture looks like it is more of a dark honey-beige, when my rug is actually a pale wheat-beige. there is definitely an inconsistency between the description of this item and what you will actually receive. that being said, i love the rug that i received and it is of great quality for the price! of course it sheds, but that will happen with all natural fiber rugs and is a very minor annoyance that will decrease as time goes on. i recommend that overstock.com stop using stock photos that "sort of" look like the real item, and start using the actual photos! it is a happy accident that i am satisfied with the rug i received.
Both the picture and the description of this "Black/Beige" rug are wrong; It is a very LIGHT CREAM (almost white) with green (instead of black) woven in. A lighter beige than what was depicted would have been acceptable, but this was totally different. Had to return it and was charged the cost of returning it!
This rug smelled and felt damp and left so much residue on our floor that we were able to sweep it into piles and into a dustpan. The residue was like fine sand. I don't know if we got an exceptionally bad rug or if all jute products are like this. I returned this item and Overstock was exceptionally helpful and very understanding through the return process. O.Co gets 5 stars for customer service.