I love the pattern, indeed it photographs quite well. Unfortunately it sheds like a mangy dog. I've had my carpet for four months and have decided to throw in the towel and by a new one. Unless you enjoy straining your back to brush off all the fibers--this is not the carpet for you. Also note that the average vacuum, actually makes the shedding worse.
Although the style, price, and quality of this rug is superb, I still would not recommend this to anyone who doesn't have the patience to vacuum. I've had this rug for 2 months now and it is still shedding excessively. It probably wouldn't bother me if the rug wasn't black, but since it is, you can clearly see the fibers. This type of shedding is common with thick rugs. I just have to be more patient with vacuuming.
I am very pleased with my order. This is truly a beautiful rug that fits well with the Marrakech look which is so popular now. The rug is made of wool and is woven in a hooked pile which gives it a lot of texture. Its soft to the touch and well made .
The rug was shipped very quickly. The only thing that is not correct is the rug is not black and white but beige and black. It works out find for me because I had put it on top of my beige wall to wall rug. If you must have pure white than this is not the rug for you, otherwise this is a beautiful rug.
I purchased this rug for my foyer area. It is more of a black and off-white, rather than a bright white. I love how plush it is, as well as the bold design. The only issue I have is that it sheds (what can I say, wool sheds), which I was aware of prior to purchasing it. It is in a low-traffic area so the shedding isn't too bad in my case. I probably would not recommend this rug in a high-traffic area (unless you love to vacuum), as when it sheds, the black fibers cross into the white areas and visa versa. I imagine the shedding will decrease over time but I have only had this rug for a week now.