the throw is well made and looks very nice. it is also made of high quality materials and has a very substantial weight to it making it very cozy... however, it is a bit high maintenance for a household with kids and pets. it is dry clean only- which the listing states- but i neglected to notice at he time of purchase. also, it sheds a fair amount. when my daughter plays with it, she gets fibers stuck in her eyes . i have another faux fur blanket that is machine washable that is a lot more functional/ user friendly for my type of household. this throw is really for people without children and pets. it would be great for a ski cabin!