This rug is more two-toned than it looks in the photo. The basketweave gives it a dark and light quality that makes it look more interesting than the photo shows. The darker tone is natural jute colored, while the lighter tone is more bleached looking (both are light colored, one just darker than the other). The finishing is good and the quality is good. My mom's dog peed on it soon after we got it, and I was able to simply pore water through it to wash out the stain. Seems to have held up well so far, although the hand-made quality shows as some of the fibers seem to be sticking up. I might be able to just push them in or cut them, but I will have to see how it wears long-term. I ordered several jute rugs from O for my beach house--thought I would have to return at least one, but they were all really nice and each one found a room in my home. This one is in the main room and will get the most wear. I had priced similar jute rugs in stores for more than 4 times the price and I think the quality of this compares well.