This is a really nice rug! Even though the color is more orange-y than gold, there're enough colors (red, blue, black, green) in the "trees" that it could go with a variety of colorschemes. The pile is as described and feels dense. The wool also feels great - which is important since we'll have a baby crawling on it. Rug arrived in about five business days which is understandable given we live in the middle of nowhere. I haven't vacuumed it yet so I'm not sure about shedding. Overall, I'm very pleased.
This is a nice thick wool rug with an interesting pattern. Buying a rug on the internet is always kind of risky, because the color is often not quite what is pictured, which is the case with this rug. The rug picture shows a neutral tan color, but the actual rug is an unusual and bold mustard brown--very beautiful, but not what I had expected. The multicolored "trees" are a nice touch and they are very noticeable. The rug I received was also quite a bit darker than pictured. I docked the rug one star for being darker and different-colored from the photo. I have blue furniture with which the rug really clashed, so I sent it back. But with the right color scheme and furniture, this could be a beautiful floor covering.