As others have mentioned, this rug sheds like crazy! However, I've wanted a zebra rug for a long time, so I looked up some online info on wool rugs. Articles I read said wool rugs stop shedding after a few months, so I decided to take the risk. Edit: it DID stop shedding... took about 6 months, though! It is a gorgeous rug, and the quality is very good. It's soft, the color contrast is sharp, and it brings a very stylish look to my living room.