this rug is beautiful. just know that the colors are a bit different than shown. as others have mentioned, the predominant color is gold/yellow and the pale blue and rust red are more accent colors. because of this gold predominance, the rug is much "brighter" than i expected. it is about 1/2 inch thick and very soft with no shedding. this rug was an amazing price, i wish i had only purchased the 8x10. i would absolutely purchase this rug again.