Based on other reviews, I expected a rug that was more leather than seagrass - but my rug arrived the opposite. It looks like a seagrass rug woven with some leather strands to give it more color and texture.I would say it is more tan than white. It was a surprise when I opened it, but I like the look of it a lot! This is a casual rug. While its not a sloppy looking rug by any means, it's not as finished as other types of indoor natural woven rugs either. I bought the largest size of this rug and it was by far one of the cheapest rugs of any type per foot that I found - and it looks really good, not cheap. I put it in my beach house and it helps tie together all the neutral colors.