The fur side is dense. While it is not a plush and cuddly feel, it is not wirey like a dirty coyote might feel. It has softness, similar to the fur of a fox or mink. The fur color is oatmeal, more of a cream rather than a bright, snow white. I compare this antique white to the hue a white satin turns after it has been stored for many years. The backside is ivory, has a microfiber flat velvety feel. The hemline does not have a seamless finish, it shows stitching along the edges. The fur had little to no shedding. It is dry clean only furrier method would probably be used. Unfortunately, I wanted a white that blends in with pure white sheets and shams. This vintage color did not, so I returned the item for that reason. Easy return process. This throw does have a rich appearance and would make a very nice accent piece. If you wish to have an off-white throw, go for it.