This is a fantastic area rug for our living room! It was meant to be a statement piece and it sure stands out beautifully. As we were aware from other reviews regarding wool rugs, there is some shedding at the beginning but nothing that cannot be fixed with a vacuum. The pile is ~1" thick and fairly dense. The colours are a chocolate brown and light taupe as the picture on overstock shows. I only wish the taupe part was a little darker but other than that - it's perfect!