For the money, you can't beat this rug's value. The hand-made wool feels really nice, and hasn't shed at all for me. I will say that the photo on the Overstock site is using a flash, so the rug is well illuminated. In an average home, the rug will appear darker than pictured. I placed this rug on a darker hardwood floor in my dining room and it added a warmth and richness that i was looking for.