The sewn in tags may or may not be accurate to sizing, etc. They also might be of slightly lesser quality if they are a first-run sample. We have checked for any defects, issues, etc, and will note them below. 5' x 8' actual size is a little off, more like 5'7" x 7'8".
From Pottery Barn sample sale. One corner has an imperfection (see photos). I got a ton of rugs at the sample sale--they were all in a big pile and quite messy. We vacuumed it pretty thoroughly, but I'd say you're going to want to vacuum or clean it because it was hanging out for so long. Assume it may be slightly lesser quality since it's a sample, but besides the corner, it seems good to me.
It does not have a backing. Seems like it's made of cotton wool blend, but the tags do not say, so I can't know for sure. Items are stored in a smoke and pet free environment. The item "Pottery Barn sample 5' x 8' rug, ivory & red, wool blend" is in sale since Tuesday, November 30, 2021. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Rugs & Carpets\Area Rugs".The seller is "mykiddoscollegefund" and is located in Cumming, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States.