Decent carpet - thick and soft wool. Not the tightest weave but good for the price. Mainly the color is completely off from the picture. The color is overall a drab tan-brown. The background color is not at all ivory or cream as shown in the picture, and the gold and other colors designs in the carpet don't stand out because they are so similar to the background tan-brown. The picure was apparently taken with a bright flash. Carpet is fine if you want a medium dark carpet IMO. I need creamy ivory or white so we have to return. Never a problem to return with Overstock though. We have bought a half dozen rugs here and are really happy with the service.