Rug care provided before hanging this Kilim at the de Young Museum

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A string grid is pinned to the kilim's surface to map out where the pins will go. The dimensions of the grid are determined by the overall size and/or fragility of the kilim.

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Once inserted, the pins will distribute the weight of the kilim and its linen backing across the surface of the mount. These insect pins are most commonly used to pin butterflies or other insects.

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Textile conservation intern Erica Storm carefully places a pin at each corner vertex and then again in the middle of each square.

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Some areas of the kilim are more fragile than others and require more pins.

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The top third of the kilim will require more pins than the bottom portion, because the top-most area bears the majority of the weight.

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The scenic area where the museum is located:

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50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr San Francisco, CA 94118
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Tom,
I like the pic of Mt. Tam., the Marin Headlands and the fog above the bay in the backround of the museum.
 

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Tom, are they taking on that Kilim as a special project for free? It really is not a very special piece value wise, though was pretty in its day. I have some like it in pristine condition in similar sizes, gorgeous pieces but not esp valuable.
 

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Tom, are they taking on that Kilim as a special project for free? It really is not a very special piece value wise, though was pretty in its day. I have some like it in pristine condition in similar sizes, gorgeous pieces but not esp valuable.
You sure must jest!

http://legionofhonor.famsf.org/blog/kilims_are_coming

This facility handles pretty nice textiles. The above link is about one of their showings. The pictures show how they store their valued textiles.
 
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Not at all, I was dead serious.

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This just shows art invokes points of view.

Apparently the museum has one about this piece and they felt it was worth displaying.

My point in posting had to do with the care they gave to the rug in order to display it.
 

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Show us some pics Ken!There is a substantial difference with 19[SUP]th[/SUP] century Anatolian kilim Vs. an 18[SUP]th[/SUP] century or earlier kilims both in rarity and value.


The de young Museum is known for having a nice textile and kilim collection
 

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Ken has his ass wiped with nicer hand made fabrics than that "rag"..

Just ask Hanaah...lol
I see what you did there, has his ass wiped, not wipes his ass.
 
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Show us some pics Ken!There is a substantial difference with 19[SUP]th[/SUP] century Anatolian kilim Vs. an 18[SUP]th[/SUP] century or earlier kilims both in rarity and value.


The de young Museum is known for having a nice textile and kilim collection


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A string grid is pinned to the kilim's surface to map out where the pins will go. The dimensions of the grid are determined by the overall size and/or fragility of the kilim.

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Once inserted, the pins will distribute the weight of the kilim and its linen backing across the surface of the mount. These insect pins are most commonly used to pin butterflies or other insects.

View attachment 56246

Textile conservation intern Erica Storm carefully places a pin at each corner vertex and then again in the middle of each square.

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Some areas of the kilim are more fragile than others and require more pins.

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The top third of the kilim will require more pins than the bottom portion, because the top-most area bears the majority of the weight.

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The scenic area where the museum is located:

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50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 750-3600
Please note: Images © Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Here is the link: famsf.org
 
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