The rug is as pictured and the colors are rich and warm. It looks beautiful on the wood floor of my home office. The rug is advertised as hand knotted but as I look at it, the rug doesn't appear to be. If it is, those knots are really, really tight and perfectly matched! Regardless, the rug is well made and beautiful. I had looked many other places for a rug and couldn't find just what I wanted until I saw this one on Overstock. The rug is a good value for the money.