Beautiful rug, much nicer than I expected! It's hard to tell from the photos (too small), but the rug is a weave of leather strips of different widths; also, some strips show the suede side, others are a matte black and some are semi-glossy. The overall effect is quite beautiful and gives it a more textured look overall. I've had several compliments on it already! Measurements on this are a bit off (mine came in at 7'9" x 9'6" hence the 4 star rating instead of 5 star on the workmanship) so if you absolutely need 8'x10' this rug may not be a good option for you. Other than that, it's a really nice rug. I have been using a lightweight vacuum on this with the setting on 'bare floor' (so as not to use the brushroll) and it appears to be doing the job just fine without damaging the rug. I wouldn't recommend it in a high traffic area or where spills are likely to happen, though, as cleaning would probably be quite difficult. Really nice rug for a home office or sitting room.