I would recommend this item after telling someone what the product is made from, Viscose. According to the Internet, this product should be dry cleaned, never washed. It's a fibrous material made from wood. That's really not anything unique. However, this material wrinkles easily, may smell funny, may cause rashes, uses lots of chemical to make it, doesn't stand up to time, and if it's made in India it usually means it is of poor quality. Now my opinion after purchasing this product is that I feel limited to the ways I can take care of the very soft, heavy weight material. If washed, it is supposed to fall apart and shrink like crazy...read the reviews. However, I really love the color, the feel of the fabric, the beautiful weight, and because I'm not suppose to, I would want to wash it! I believe if I do, it will fall apart or shrink up to nothing. And I really love this beautiful throw! Why do I want to wash it? Because I always wash anything fabric wise before I wear or use it. It's a clean thing ! I, therefore, can only use this as a decorative piece on my sofa. It really goes very well with the colors in my living room. But it bugs me that I won't use it to cuddle up with. Now you're probably wondering why I just don't have it dry cleaned first. Personally speaking "dry cleaning". Is just that, dry cleaning! I may decide to dry clean, and see how I feel about it after I get it back...or worry about them ruining it. Like I said, I really like this Throw...it's beautiful...you won't be disappointed...I think. By the way, the color is a soft buttery light gold. It goes so well with red or burgundy. Am I glad I bought it? Yes. Would I recommend it to my family or friends...well, just read my review first. Thank you Overstock for the wonderful items you offer and great prices. Only thing I'd recommend in the further is giving a more detailed description of your product.