This is a beautiful rug and I am extremely pleased with it. The colors are warm and rich, the pattern intricate and elegant. It goes perfectly in my dining room. The texture is soft, the pile dense and cushiony. I also bought the 5x8 version of this rug with the pattern reversed (black center, beige border) to go in my living room which is adjacent to my dining room. The contrast between the two rugs is gorgeous, just the effect I imagined. My little apartment is looking quite luxurious with the addition of these two unbelievably low-priced, but good quality rugs.