This was my 1st time buying anything on-line so I was a little ner-vous, but this rug is beautiful. It arrived very well packaged in about 4 days. It is very plush & comfortable to walk on. It's about 3/4" deep. The border is dark navy, almost black and the background is a very nice shade of red. Actually it's striated w/ several shades of red--ranging from a rusty red to a bright cherry red. It's definitely not burgundy. It has a lot of gold & camel, w/ touches of olive/sage green & some brown. My rug has not shed at all, and I'm using it in the middle of my kitchen, which gets a lot of traffic. It's brighter than it appears in the picture. I'm really pleased w/ it & would recommend it to anyone .