I've had this rug about six weeks and I absolutely love it. It is more attractive than pictured. The shag is long, soft and silky. The deep gold color has a shine but looks rich instead of cheap. The rug is the same on both sides - completely reversible - so a rug pad is a must to keep it in place, unless, like mine, it is pinned down on all sides by furniture. I definitely recommend this rug.