Mounting Textiles for Hanging

Textiles are some of the most expressive forms of cultural heritage that exist in museums and family collections. They are commonly composed of organic materials of individual fibers that are woven together to form a fabric. Some textiles and textile-based artworks can also include inorganic components including metals or composites. The purpose of the textile is important when considering the desired outcome of the treatment. For example, dresses were made to be worn and should therefore not be stored flat as this can create creases and irreversibly damage the fibers. The information provided here relates to basic concepts of mounting textiles for display or storage.  

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