LLBean comes back and licks the hand that fed it. I remember waiting for my box of Bean hunting boots to arrive in the mail when I was 10. Then for years, I spurned my youthful preppie supplier. Well, don't forget LL Bean, because they still got spark, AND they are one of the only places that have classic American designs at good prices. This rug is genius. All wool, it is beautiful and will last for years. I found it at my wife's family cabin in the Sierra Nevada's a few years ago and admired it. Only recently did I discover it wasn't an heirloom, but an LL Bean winner.