I was so worried about purchasing a rug online and risk having to pay to ship it back. I was so excited when we unrolled this, it is more beautiful in person than online. The colors are gorgeous, the design is not overpowering and this rug looks like it is worth triple the price we paid. We are thrilled with the quality, the speed at which it was shipped (not to mention the low, low cost to ship a 76 lb item). We have not had any shedding issues either.