This Avanti rug looked just as described. I have purchased many towels and rugs from a avanti in the past. However, after the first washing, it is falling apart . My washer is full of strands of yarn as though it was not finished correctly. I ordered this online so I'm not sure how I will be able to return it. Fortunately i purchased it with my Macy's card. The nearest Macy's is over 100 miles away from the florida keys!