|Zuni Warrior by Bonnie Bacich|
|Navajo Woman by Bonnie Bacich|
I have said previously here on the blog, there are two schools of thought on the framing of certain types of textiles. The first way is for purists: simply stretch and frame, no mat, no glass. A more contemporary approach is to mat and glaze the work as one would a fine print or watercolor. But here the client chose a third way, which is to stretch and frame, but put under glass with spacers. Glazing was added to protect the fibers from dust and the elements, and spacers were used to elevate the glass so the fibers could remain fluffy and not be pressed under the glass.