This is a really nice rug. I was very pleased with how thick it is. It came rolled up in heavy plastic. No funny smells or anything weird. My only comment is that the color of the rug is darker than it appears in the photo. I would say the color is overall is of a BLUE rug (like slightly faded jeans). It is not ivory but more of a grey/taupe. The "ivory parts" are really a pale buttery yellow. I'm very happy with the colors but it is not pale like it appears.