The colors are slightly darker than portrayed, as others have noted, but this duvet set is simply and utterly lovely. I smile every time I walk into my room and I couldn't be happier with this product! Some reviewers have noted an odd scent- this is simply due to the dye (I'm a textile artist and can tell the difference between something machine or hand dyed by scent). It's nothing ominous or off-putting, it's just that most Americans aren't used to the scent of dye... and the scent rapidly fades (within a day, less if you *carefully!* wash it right away). Anyway, this set is gorgeous. And definitely hand made. I recommend it whole-heartedly.