I purchased this rug for my front entrance. It's unique and very pretty. I haven't had any problems with shedding or the ribbons coming out, and it's at my front door where there's a lot of foot traffic. It looks great. I love it and actually plan on purchasing another one for my dining room because it would look great in there as well. There was a slight smell when it arrived, but I put it outside for a day or two and the smell was gone after that.