Tapestries and rugs, particularly handmade ones, can be beautiful and intricate works of art, however many people have difficulties finding a way to
display these pieces without damaging them. A tapestry hanging rod is a piece of hardware that mounts on a wall and comes with heavy duty clips that can
grasp the top edge of a tapestry. A set up like this can have firm hold without damaging the tapestry, and will properly display your piece up where it can
be properly viewed.
When choosing a particular tapestry hanger for your home, the two primary factors to consider are the width of your tapestry and how heavy the piece is.
The width of your tapestry is important primarily in ascertaining how wide of a hanging rod you will need to purchase. Tapestry hangers are available in a
range of sizes from 36 inches to 101 inches. You should normally select a hanging rod that has a length approximately equal to that of the piece you intend
to hang on it, as the tapestry will need support across the entire top edge. Many tapestry hanging rods also are available in expandable and retractable
models that allow the hanger to perfectly match a tapestry or accommodate different sizes if you wish to change what you are displaying.
The weight of your tapestry is an important consideration because you need to be sure that the display that you select can support the piece you wish to
hang on it. Tapestries can be quite weighty depending on how think they are and how densely stitched. A tapestry hanger is designed with that in mind, and
most can accommodate at least 10 pounds of material per foot. However it is still a good idea to double check the specifications of the hanger you select
to be sure that it will adequately support your work of art.
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