I was looking for an 'oriental' carpet to cover a bedroom wall-to-wall until I could replace it, so I didn't want to spend a fortune. I love wool and silk 'faded' looking carpets and thought I'd try this one because of its subtlety. I am very happy with the quality, based on the price, but the colors are not as muted or understated as they showed on my monitor. The colors are very distinct and the overall impression is definitely of tan and olive green, with punches of red -- not a muted taupe or tan. It's an attractive carpet if these are the colors and vibrancy you want. And, as for the quality, much, much better than inexpensive runners I purchased at a big box store. One more point: a lot of out-gassing for a week or so. But, generally, it serves my needs well and I'm enjoying it.