Wow. Much better quality than this photo leads you to believe. Really rich looking. I'd guess it's 1/2 inch thick with very nice quality wool with silk weave. I'm only giving it 4 stars because the photo is very off. This rug is a dark Christmas red (almost wine), with lovely gray-blue, cream, and tan colors. I thought it was more of a true red. Even given for computer monitor differences, it's way off. It's also much thicker, whereas the wrinkles in the photo made me to believe it was a thin rug. I do wish Overstock offered better photos of their rugs so you could determine color and thickness better, or allowed customers to post their own photos. Unfortunately, I may have to send this back because it doesn't match with what I needed it to.