This rug was perfect, exactly what I was looking for! It's fibers are thick and dense, and the color was pretty close to what was shown on the site - a soft blue/grey background with tans and chocolate details. It's not as busy as most oriental rugs. It does have a good amount of shedding, but from the research I've done most wool rugs will have a lot of shedding for the first couple of months. It is a wonderful rug at a great price!