I have several hand-made Turkish carpets that I brought back from Istanbul. I wanted this one to go with the decor, but my budget is really tight right now, yet I have a lot of hardwood floor to cover. This carpet was perfectly what I wanted in a small carpet. But the price was so low I wasn't expecting the level of quality here. Granted, the materials will not last like my wool carpets, but for under $**, this is a delightful surprise - I'm very happy with this purchase.