This rug looks really pretty, but is made with some of the strangest material I have ever seen. The strands of yarn are very course, and there are spots where you can see the backing of the rug. It is not soft, and feels very funny when you walk on it without shoes. The plus side is that if you put it under a table it works the best. I like the style of it, and there are some good features like the little sparkles that show up in the rug, but for the long run I would not recommend it to a friend.