I agonized over purchasing this rug and spent days reading all the reviews on this and just about every other rug at Overstock. This was my first purchase and I couldn't be happier. The item arrived fast (3 business days) and as other reviewers said, came folded, which was absolutely not a problem. The colors are just perfect; very muted and soft. It lay flat as soon as we put it down. It does shed a little, but not as much as my other rug did at first and I noticed that after a few weeks, there is very little shedding at all. I am so happy with this rug.