I have purchased a "like" tapestry throw from another company several years ago, (it was not a Slytherin) and was somewhat disappointed with the quality of this item. I have redecorated my grand daughters room in a Slytherin theme and wanted the throw to hang on the wall. i sewed a pocket on the back of the tapestry, and used a 1 inch dowel rod through the pocket and hung it from hooks, the same way I have done before. The weave on the throw is a very loose weave, and just the dry skin on my fingers as I was sewing a pocket on the back, was putting pulls in the tapestry. I would not suggest it for use as a throw if you have animals......claws will destroy it quickly. However it does look great on the wall hanging!