In my opinion, this rug has a Native American feel to it. It is beautiful, somewhat like a mosaic. It has an artisan style that is different than many commercial, mass manufactured rugs. It is a perfect size for my studio apartment in New York City. The price is very reasonable for the size, quality and style of the rug. If you are looking for a thick rug to absorb noise, it may not be a perfect match; however, I am sure there is rug padding that can be purchased and placed underneath the rug.