DISPLAY

While we normally think of mounting and framing as the most useful method of display for textiles, other methods allow for the natural drape of the textile to be exhibited. Strapping, backings, linings, headers and Velcro hanging mechanisms assist in the transfer of weight onto new fabrics, thereby evenly distributing the stress caused by long-term hanging, preventing sagging, and scalloping. Linings and backings can also prevent dust and dirt accumulation on the reverse of the piece and potential abrasion from rubbing against a wall.

  18th century tapestry conserved and prepared for hanging.

18th century tapestry conserved and prepared for hanging.

  Velcro and protective lining on reverse side of tapestry.

Velcro and protective lining on reverse side of tapestry.