MOUNTING SYSTEMS FOR ETHNOGRAPHIC TEXTILES AND OBJECTS
Gail Sundstrom Niinimaa
6 ROUNDEL (EMBROIDERED DOILY)
Two different approaches were used to deal with roundels. This first one involved placing the roundel on a fabric-covered, acid-free matboard support using small brackets made of copper wire inserted into Tygon tubing to secure the roundel onto the support. The brackets were secured to the back of the board by stitching. The second approach used Plexiglas. A Plexiglas mount was made which consisted of a backing piece and a bevelled frame, both of Plexiglas, which rested gently on the circumference of the roundel. A hinge was made to secure the frame to the backing piece in order to hold it securely in place. The roundel had a diameter of 15cm; the Plexiglas overlapped on the artifact 1cm. Although the Plexiglas was noticeable it was not distracting. (Figure 4).