This is a wonderful rug with very tight, dense, weave. The quality and price are excellent. There is one problem, though. The ivory is not at all white or even off white. It is actually somewhat gray in the background areas that are supposed to be ivory. This caused a problem with matching our carpet and other decor. Ivory goes well with our decor, but gray does not. Also, the gold color in the rug is definitely a yellow gold. Though not a bright yellow, it could clash. If gold doesn't go with your decor, this rug probably won't either. I do love the design on the rug and I love the feel and texture of it, and I know it will last for many years. The canvas backing is also excellent quality. I also purchased the 6 by 4 and the 2 by 3, but the 6 by 9 size is my favorite because the design looks great on the larger rug, and contributes to a feel of expansiveness, making our small living room seem slightly bigger.