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Question: Why does my Oriental or specialty rug look different from one end to the other?

Answer: Each rug has a "light" side and a "dark" side, depending on whether one looks into the nap or with the nap. The color intensity you see from one end of the rug may be vastly different from what you see on the opposite end. This results from the weaving process as each knot is hand-tied and pulled down. This creates the nap of the rug with all of the fibers laying in the same direction. Once you have your rug in your home, examine it closely from both ends, since you may wish to turn it 180-degrees to ensure the best possible effect.
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