To echo the other reviewers, this rug is absolutely beautiful with muted shades of gray/green/ivory and accents of rich red. It does shed, but with a high quality vacuum we have not had much of a problem. It costs only a fraction of what other wool rugs are priced and is more attractive than many of the other styles. We ordered the 9x12 to fit under a leather sectional sofa we bought from Overstock. It fits perfectly. We also ordered the premium rug pad in the 8x11 size so that there is enough room on each side to prevent the rug from sitting too high and causing people to trip.