We framed these two already framed antique Persian art on ivory in one frame.
This allowed the small pieces to be displayed together and have a more prominent appearance on the wall. The original miniature frames were ornately inlayed and the original mats hand painted.
The painted art on ivory is the very centre piece depicting riders on horse back playing polo.
The glass used to cover and protect the two miniatures was Museum glass which offers a high level of ultra violet blocking and has very low reflection properties.
Did you know that polo originated in Persia.
(ref http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polo) for more info on the origins of this sport.
We found this truly remarkable hand made antique lace (Bertha) collar in a bric-a-brac shop and were so taken by its beauty that we decided to frame it. The collar is 69cm wide. The frame measures 86cm x 96cm.
We first had the lace professionally cleaned. The process for framing follows the same procedure we would recommend for all this type of textile framing.
A mounting board covered with polyester material (black to contrast with the white collar) was constructed and the collar hand stitched to this backing. The glass used was Tru-Vue Anti Reflection glass and was held off the textile with a deep spacer.
A Bertha collar is a wide, round, flat collar designed to accent a woman's shoulders. It has a long history stretching back to Victorian fashion. It can be worn as an accessory to a dress or a top, and it is sometimes removable like a shawl.
The first incarnation of the Bertha collar was as part of Victorian evening wear. During the early Victorian era, women's fashions underwent a change, and it became acceptable for women to show off their bare shoulders. This style's main feature was a wide, flat, lacy frill that trimmed the neckline of these dresses. Some of these frills used so much lace that they could be 6-inches (15.24 cm) deep. (ref http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-bertha-collar.htm)
For Sale $1200
Hand woven Indian decorative mat with metallic fringe border.
Rick is working to hand stitch the fringe border. Each tassel is stitched in place ... time consuming but worth the effort. Far left is the finished job.
This piece is a sequined Indian wall hanging that we are currently framing. The work depicts the birth of the Hindu God, Krishna. This piece measures 140 x 70cm wide.
Prior to framing the hanging was sent to a textile conservator for cleaning and some repair. The image below show Rick preparing the rough edges before it is stitched to a material backing.
As this project is progressed more images will be posted.