NOTE: Vacuum only with hand held non-agitator vacuum. Rugs are packed tightly for shipment from overseas and take a few days to decompress completely after opening and laying on floor. Some slight shedding due to residue from manufacturing process may occur; shake out or vacuum lightly. Color appearance will vary depending on lighting: incandescent lights have a reddish cast, flourescent lights have a greenish cast. Photos are taken in daylight conditions which produce best color appearance.