This rug is the exact red that I needed. The white stripe is actually more ivory/tan, but it still works where I needed it. Note that there is no backing on this rug and the texture is very rough, even for a wool rug.
I received the rug and once it was unrolled and placed in the room it had lumps in the rug where it wouldn't lay flat. I, at first, attributed this to the shipment and being rolled up but this rug has been on the floor now for 2 months and the bumps still have not flattened out.
I don't know if this was due to the rug itself or the way it was packed for shipment. The rug was rolled then folded in half and wrapped in plastic and taped. It seems to me that where the rug was folded is where the bumps are at.
While the rug is thick and rich feeling, the nap is not high quality. I am continually clipping off uneven wool threads that make the rug look messy. I am also having trouble getting the rug to lay completely flat. Heavy books placed here and there have helped somewhat. I love the design of the rug but am less than delighted with the overall look. I am even contemplating returning it for the above reasons, especially since it is my entry hall rug.
This is a great rug! Very fun, textural...adds dimension to the room. We purchased this small size first to see if the color was right with plans to use it by the door. Now we are going to purchase a larger size for the spot we want.
The 8 ft. diameter area rug arrived rolled up in heavy clear plastic with no damage. I was very pleased with the rapid delivery. The rug seems to be of very good quality. The color and pile was exactly what I was looking. I'm very pleased with the overall experience of purchasing the rug on-line.