I really like the pattern and the colors, both are true to the image. However, the pattern is not wool but small pieces of satin ribbon which are threaded through the wool (a latch hook type effect, but the ribbon pieces can be pulled out with a bit of tugging, and a few have come out when vaccuuming.) I've had the rug for six months now and the edges of the ribbon have started to fray a little bit. I just trim the odd stray thread every now and then, but if this sort of thing would bother you then do not buy this rug. That said, I really like the pattern and it adds a great accent piece to my stair landing, so I'm happy I bought it.