This rug is fabulous and I would recommend it to anyone. It arrived in great condition (packaging was good no damage). The colors are rich and vibrant, but not overpowering. It has been the crowning touch in my den. Something has always been missing in this room, now it has the wow factor. A few days after receiving the rug, I had approximately thirty-four people here for a family reunion. What a great test for my new rug. It looks like it did the day I unfolded it. There was some shedding at first, but after a few vacuumings, it has subsided. I love it.