I would first like to mention that this is a kilim rug - Overstock does not have it labeled as such, but the tag on the rug said that it is one (and owning other kilim rugs, I can attest this is accurate). So, if you are familiar with Kilim rugs, this should give you an idea on the texture/thickness/etc. I then want to add this rug is BEAUTIFUL - I love it. Its perfect for my home office, in just the right colors. It is NOT a red rug - its more of a rusty orange, or brick orange. The blues in it are great - slighty lighter than in the picture, but still a darker blue - maybe like a cornflower blue? And the other colors in the rug are a beige (there is not very much of the beige) and a darker tan color. There was super quick shipping on the item, and it really is a great deal! Kilim rugs are often more expensive (as I bought my other Kilim rug for about twice this price from someplace else), and the quality is great. If using this rug on hardwood floors/tile, you're going to need a rug pad.