I bought 2 large area rugs and three runners 10 months ago. When these rugs arrived I was really pleased with the way they looked. However, the shedding is NOT a minor problem. I would NOT RECOMMEND these rugs. They shed constantly. Frequent vacuuming has not helped. The largest rug now has a hole in it. It also has pieces of yarn sticking up. I read reviews before I bought the rugs and some reviewers warned about the shedding. I thought "how bad can it shed?" I wish I had considered the warning more seriously. It was a very bad purchase.