When having an original papyrus framed it is important to make sure that it is done properly to preserve the piece for years to come.
You need to make sure that the papyrus is mounted correctly, especially when float mounting like we have done with this one to show the torn edges. This shows that the work is on papyrus and adds to the effect.
It is not like we just slap some glue on the back and stick it down, there are a couple of different ways that we mount these items using archival gum tape and other different archival tapes depending on whether it is on papyrus or other materials. It also needs to be spaced back from the glass to prevent anything sticking to the glass overtime.
These factors make a papyrus pretty time consuming to frame but it is well worth doing it properly so that it lasts forever.
Below is the finished product, and as you can see it is wise to keep the frame and mats traditional to suit the piece rather than going with a modern framing style. This papyrus was 1350mm x 750mm glass size which is hard to tell in the picture, so it is a substantial piece to compliment any large wall. The customer was very happy with it and sent us a photo of it hanging on their lounge room wall. It looked great!
If you have anything like this that you are looking to get framed please feel free to contact us for a quote or pop in and have a look at some samples in our showroom. We will be more than happy to help you out.