i had been looking for a 16 ' runner for quite sometime, but could not find one in my price range. i came upon the above one & thought "well, it's certainly not expensive." so i gave it a shot & ordered it. the rug came on the early side of the arrival range & is stunning. although there are many primary colors in this rug, they are somewhat muted which give it a bit of an aged quality. so far the rug has not shed despite much foot traffic. it is a warm, luxurious addition to my home.