Each rattan pole comes in 2 parts. One part of the pole is longer and already inserted in the teepee. The other part of the pole is shorter and needs to be inserted and attached securely to the main pole. Once inserted, gently pull down the fabric. Do not unravel the braided tassel on top to keep the teepee’s original form. Open the front poles first (this is the part where the ribbons are). Open the back poles next and pull backwards, then adjust the sides of the teepee.