I just received my rug, and I am VERY happy with it. It's everything I expected and more. It does have a funky smell to it, but after time, it should 'air out'. I own a couple expensive handmade wool rugs...and this one (though not completely handmade --- just hand tufted --- there is a difference) could fool the 'untrained' eye. It is very soft and great quality...and the price was great. It is a fraction of the price of what I spent for my handmade ones and still is an elegant look. The colors are perfect. I am typically not a big fan of blues...however I wanted to try something different for my dining room. These blue (and all the other colors) have a dusty/greyish under tone to them, yet very rich. I am very happy with the color.