Like many of the other reviewers, I was nervous making such a large purchase without seeing the item. However, I have purchased from Overstock before and have been please. With that said, the main reason I decided to purchase the rug was because of all the positive comments and I am so happy that I did! The rug is absolutely stunning!! Well worth the money and appears to be high quality. Unlike some of the other folks, my rug has no odor; it rolled out flat immediately, the packing was great and I was able to unpack it by myself and there is no excess shedding. The colors are as described. I definitely recommend this item.