I received this rug a few weeks ago, and like many other reviewers, think it's gorgeous. The ribbons are like satin and are beautiful. I vacuum it with a gentle attachment as I'm afraid the vacuum will pull the ribbons out. The only worry I have is that we have found 4-5 ribbons on the floor around the house. I guess they're being pulled out as we walk on it. Hopefully, this won't be a problem.