This rug has truly exceeded my expectations. It took at least two weeks for me to work up the grit to place the order. I'd looked at it countless times, read the reviews, and imagined it in my living room; but I was still afraid I'd be disappointed when I saw it in person. Wrong, wrong, wrong! The texture is soft, the braid is tight, and the color has some much depth! I'd considered a jute rug with a color border and I'm so glad I changed my mind! This is much softer and prettier. Also, it's not something you'll find in every home! I've placed it in my living room and it's just perfect!