It arrived somewhat crushed and bedraggled looking but strangely realistic. To get it to return to it's former glory I steamed the parts of the fur that were badly crushed. It looks amazing, I have it draped over the chair in a bedroom and everyone asks is it real before they touch it. After they touch it they ask the same question it feels so soft, plush and silky. It's gorgeous I am thinking of buying a couple more as Christmas gifts. I have the chinchilla version, if you are looking for a faux fur throw this is the best I have seen and you can't beat that price. The color is slightly different than depicted and has a browner tone but actually is an improvement.