I ordered this rug for my living room and am very pleased with it. The pile is the 1/2 inch depth described, so it feels cushy and luxurious. It's even better on the Superior Hard Surface Rug Pad, which adds more cushioning underneath and keeps it firmly in place on the floor. I'm still waiting for one end to uncurl completely where it was the most tightly rolled in the center, but we're weighting it down to speed the process. The color shown on the computer is a good representation, but to me, the brown colors come out a little darker and stronger in person. The blue coordinates well with my aqua/ light teal blue furniture, with its greenish tone. It is a wool rug, and according to the tag is handmade in India.