When you look at the picture, it has a faded appearance which I mistook for an aged look as more expensive rugs are. Instead, the rug is darker in some areas and light in places where it shouldn't be. In fact, if you look closer, it looks like it is missing threads in all of those light areas and comes off as a defective rug. I did get a good price on it but it is not what I wanted and is too much of a hassle to send it back. Disappointed!