The actual border is almost 2" wide, plain teal. Inside that is a band of tan with pattern, almost 3" wide, then an approximately 8" band that looks somewhat like the border in the picture in its pattern but not in color, then a repeat of the tan band, and then the teal body of the rug. The colors are much darker and duller than in the picture. The pattern of the rug is not exact, either. I had to look up my order an compare the numbers to make sure I actually received the right rug. Don't know about the quality yet, but do believe this was a fair price for the rug. I would not recommend simply because you might not get what draws you to the product. The border is what drew me to this rug and it is NOTHING like the picture. I thought the rug in the picture was very rich looking, and I got a rug that is rather bland.
This carpet looks stunning in my dining room. The colors are warm and inviting. The carpet is thick and feels great. Great price. The carpet arrive as shown on the website before my delivery of the dining room set. I would recommend and purchase more carpet like this in the future.