This is a nice, thick rug at a great price. The detail is not as great as a hand-knotted rug but you can not go wrong at the price. This is more of a dark red or burgundy compared to a red as other stated. At first I was disappointed with the colors and though about sending it back, however, I also bought several other sizes of this rug. I have an older Federal style house and was concerned how the darker rugs would look with the narrow hallways. After a few days, they grew on me and I ended up buying more of the same style for the rest of my hallways. For the price of one hand-knotted rug, I was able to get decent rugs for all of my hallways. They do shed and I filled up a vacuum bag the first time I ran the sweeper, however, that has subsided.