Hanging antique Kimono- How?
February 2, 2006 10:15 PM Subscribe
How do I hang a 40 year-old silk kimono on a wall without damaging it?
posted by Jeff_Larson to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My mom recently entrusted us with a kimono given to my grandfather for representing the proprietors of the San Francisco Tea Garden after the Japanese internment during WWII. I guess my mom likes us a lot because this kimono is beautiful and irreplaceable. We hung it on the wall with a dowel and put a shelf underneath (where the bottom hem falls) to protect it 1) from stress and 2) from our kitten.
This afternoon it looks as though there are several new small tears near the center (waist height) of the kimono, which we can only assume come from the stress the fabric is putting on itself.
Barring going to a professional art-mounter, can anyone tell us who we should talk to about how to display the kimono without destroying it? Or even how we can find out who to talk to? I tried google but it was stupid.