Rug was delivered quickly and wrapped in heavy plastic. It is beautiful. It does shed, but then it is new and I expected it to shed as it is 100% wool. The larger red symbols in the middle are a little more red than I would like and you can't quite see that from the picture. It is the size it was advertised at and covers beautifully. The tone of the rung changed after the first vaccuming--made it a little more muted. Overall--it's great. (and the 2nd rug that has come from Overstock).