We are very pleased with this rug. The colors are close to the online photo and it seems well-made with nice wool in an extra dense pile. One thing we didn't expect was the higher pile of the starbursts. They're in a different material and raise higher than the chocolate brown base. This might be a problem in terms of longevity due to the effects of vacuuming. So far, very little shedding. We've recently purchased much more expensive rugs from big name home design stores and this is as nice, if not nicer.