Did you know that rugs are directional!? Because handwoven rugs are made on a loom, they look different from different vantage points! The weaver makes horizontal rows of knots on a vertical loom which causes colors to be stronger from one direction and more muted from another. This unique characteristic allows you to tie one room to the next in a variety of ways. You may want to make a statement with bold colors as soon as you enter the house, but lighter tones may look better when standing on a rug in the home looking toward the door. The directional orientation of your handwoven rug allows both possibilities to be possible!