I ordered this not realizing it was synthetic until it arrived. However, it looks real and is much softer than a real cowhide rug, so at the price I am still pleased. It doesn't feel real if you touch the fur, as it's much softer than cow hair. However, it looks and feels great so it's a keeper!
I love this rug.. It gave my room the perfect look i wanted. the quality is wonderful and well worth the price