I have been looking at rugs until I was getting crazy with it!!! I searched on-line for hours at a time. I also looked at the local rug retailers in my area. When I went to the stores, my price point would not allow me to purchase the wool rugs. I was looking at synthetics which although they were pretty and durable, didn't hold a candle to the wool rugs I would see. After an exhaustive on-line search, I decided on this rug and the smaller matching one for my foyer. Well let me say that I am absolutely THRILLED. It is stunning!!!! This rug would have been at least $1500 in the stores in town. I saw it elsewhere on line for $1200. The colors are amazing. I will try to post a good description of the color once I see it in the light of day. I didn't get it until 9:30 p.m. but I was so excited that it is already unrolled and under my dining room table. I would describe myself as someone that really likes high end merchandise but with a middle class pocket book!!! This rug absolutely fits the high end look!!!