I ordered this rug over the weekend and it was delivered that Wednesday, which is almost unbelievably fast. The pattern is exactly as it appears on the web site and the rug is thick and soft on bare feet. My only disappointment is that the background color has a definite grayish-green tint. If you look at the web site picture you can see a beige color surrounding the large flowers and I thought the background on the rest of the carpet appeared to be a slightly darker version of this beige, but it's really a different tone. I've gotten used to the grayish-green hue and to me it's not bothersome enough to warrant sending the carpet back, but if I had seen it in a store I might not have bought it. As with all new wool rugs it does shed, but vacuuming every few days took care of that.