I debated for a while which of the Alliyah rugs to get. I happened upon this one and ordered it on a whim; I wanted something more fun and I never get florals in decor, so this would be very different for me. It arrived VIA Fedex within 3 days of purchase. The package was a double plastic wrapped, huge roll, and weighed at least 150 pounds. You will need help moving this around. The rug had a slight musty smell that will go away with time, I hope. It sheds profusely, but these real wool pile rugs are expected to. The coloring and the overall "feel" of this comes off as "mid-century", but is extremely unusual. I've never seen a rug like this. It will take time to get used to the giant flowers. It is in my studio apartment and makes quite a statement. It's plush and thick and really doesn't require a rug pad in my opinion. It's soft and pleasant under foot. four stars are only for the musty smell.
...2 years later it's still shedding. I own 7 other wool area rugs and none of them have shed as excessively as this Alliyah rug. The colours are beautiful and the rug itself is very plush but due to the chronic shedding problem - I have rolled it up and stored it in the basement ☹️!
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