Shipping long... About 2 months in moscow. Packed well. Obolod consists of a tube of plastic and synthetic fabric. To the touch could be more pleasant. Keeps normal, rides a little, but does not fall off. The tube can be opened and pulled out and weave washed. In general, the purchase is satisfied. At the expense of flowers, asked not red, sent green and blue, as you can see. I think you can ask for specific colors.