has the look of a handmade piece (vibrant, alive) .. colors are brighter than but nearly the same as what I see on the monitor. beautiful to look at. few weaving errors. weave is not tight (probably about 66 kpsi but I'm no expert-- i counted about 8 in an inch across and simply squared this number). because of this loose weave the rug leans more towards a Gabbeh (typically 50 kpsi); thus you would NOT mistake this for a plush or fuzzy rug though it is comfortable enough and feels good to walk on. i would recommend given this complete description.
The rug arrived much darker than depicted. Instead of a rosy red with vibrant blue, yellow and white highlights, this is a burgundy rug with dark navy, olive green and ivory accents. The construction looks solid but machine made - not really the deal I thought I was getting.