I LOVE this rug! It is so thick and luscious -- I love walking on it in bare feet. The colors are absolutely beautiful. While vacuuming, I have noticed a bit of shedding, but not overly so. If you want a rug with a very different pattern, this is the right rug. I did not want a typically persian-style rug that was symmetrically balanced with a lot of pattern -- this rug is perfect. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!