This rug is exactly as described and looks better in person. keep in mind though that the sisal on this rug is soft because it is "fine" which means a lot of traffic or dogs for example will cause small tears in the fibers. this rug is in a beach house that has the wear and tear of dogs & toddlers. After 2 months it still looks beautiful. For the higher traffic areas of the house we purchased a seagrass rug from overstock and it is beautiful as well. That one has a basket weave which is much more durable over the years.