This rug provided a great burst of color. The colored pieces are longer, and made out of a ribbon like material. Unfortunately, right away the red ribbons started unraveling on the traffic areas. They would pull out and be several inches long. Each morning I had to get up and cut them all back to size, only setting myself up for further unraveling throughout the day. The red seemed to be the worst. I returned the two rugs for a full refund, so other than the inconvienence, it was handled properly by Overstock.