Beautiful pattern on the rug, even if it isn't as well-defined as the picture. But I was expecting that. Also the colors are much more muted -the red is almost a somber rust/maroonish. The blue border is dark navy. The knots aren't fine at all - i was expecting more -- but they suit the rug. I don't look at the rug and think the pattern's 'fuzzy' as with some other rugs that have a low knots per square inch. I've bought other rugs off Overstock in the same price range which were more finely knotted. Also, the wool's not supersoft, but it's not scratchy either. All in all, a good rug -- for the price, an excellent rug.