What it is: A very nice rug for the price - rich colors and nice, soft feel. Deep brick or rust color - not red, not coral, not orange. Nice accent colors in browns, golds and teal. Rich and deep, not bright. It lay flat upon receipt and I've had no trouble with lint or pilling (except where the cat investigated it - oh well). Have received many compliments on it so far. What it's not: a fine, stunning, intricate Oriental with great depth and variation of color. But if it were, it would be 10x the price. And I would not have a cat anymore ... .