This rug is undoubtedly one of the best purchases we have ever made. It is a VERY long stair runner (covers 17 steps), so it was custom cut and bound. It is basketweave seagrass. I was searching for two of these in room size rugs last year and saw nothing that was a comparable value, so we bought something else. If I had found this website then those room size rugs would be in our home. This material is extremely comfortable to walk on. It is really wonderful on stairs because it doesn't show the everyday wear (and dirt) of carpet. This is also without a doubt the finest quality of seagrass I found anywhere.