I didn't get to lay hands on the blanket myself, but the recipient said she loved it. I saw it, thought of her and her upcoming birthday and ordered. Then I remembered that she already had a zebra print blanket and cringed internally. I mentioned this after she opened it, and her immediate was response was, "yeah, but this one's way better." There you have it folks! My friend *loved* it AND it's way better than another blanket I only vaguely remember.
The zebra throw meets and exceeds my expectations. Looks and feels very luxurious. I also bought 2 other throws that are just as beautiful.