I'm extremely pleased with my purchase. The rug is very nice quality -- thick and soft. The color is more of an ivory wool color than actual white; certainly light enough to give pause if you have friends that are careless with red wine! I have seen an almost identical rug at a well-known furniture catalog specializing in mid-century product for well over $1000! I have only just put it down with the rug pad i ordered so I don't know how it wears/sheds. I will update later if my opinion changes.