As others have stated this is a very nice, good- quality rug, plush with minimal shedding. It does look different than the photo, the colors are not bright but much more muted and dark. The border color looks like navy blue from a distance but on closer inspection it is actually a mixture of blue and green wool thread. The predominant shades in this rug are navy blue and a sort of burgandy red. There is not as much contrast in shades on the center pattern work as the photo would have you believe. It is much more understated, so if that is the look you are going for you will be happy with this rug. The only problem I have had is the smell...it has a slight mildew scent, something that the manufacturer must have anticipated as it came with alot of those little "dry-out" packets wrapped up in it. I have had this rug for about a month now and the scent is starting to go away so I am hoping it is just the smell of the dye.