This Safavieh rug (made in India) arrived quickly! When I opened it up, I was a bit surprised with the color - but it's hard for colors to display accurately due to differences in computer monitors. It was gorgeous though -- a lovely blue-grey color as the base, with a border in tan. (No gold tones; this is definitely on the cool side of the spectrum.) The rug hasn't shed at all, and as always, I'm pleased with the quality of Safavieh rugs. This rug would retail for hundreds more in a department store -- check for yourself!