The pattern in the rug is not as eye-exam-worthy as the photo in the description and the colors are subtle, earthy tones: off-white, beige, light grey, dark grey and black. Each circle is about the size of a silver dollar that's an individual piece of wool. That is, the rug is not one big piece of wool but rather hundreds of little pieces that are attached to the carpet backing. It was a surprise to see such an Interesting design when we unpacked it. So far, it's been easy to clean (a glass of red wine didn't phase it) and it's holding up well under 4 adult feet and 8 paws. Oh yeah, almost forgot the best part....THIS RUG FEELS AMAZINGLY SOFT/PLUSH/LUXURIOUS UNDER BARE FEET!!!!!!! We've spent tons more on area rugs and they haven't felt this good. Seriously.