I was looking for a good rug that would hold up with my kids and dogs but didn't want to spend a fortune. I also wanted something "different" than your normal boring rug for my tv room. This was all i hoped for and more. It's absolutely beautiful and very unique. Colors are deep and rich. Very sturdy as well. bought the mat to put underneath as I have hard wood floors and all fits perfectly. No sliding. Probably could have gotten away w/out an underneath mat but wanted rug to last as long as possible. If I can find this same rug in a round 8x10 I will buy it too!