Framed elephant art… in more ways than one

These two pieces from Thailand that we framed recently are made out of actual elephant skin. But regardless of what the animal lovers on our staff thought of ’em, we wanted to make sure we came up with a custom frame design that was worthy of two such unique pieces.
In both cases, the delicate hand-cuts were sewn to a silk mat. The silk finish is less of a flat, dull look than a paper mat would’ve been. For the sake of looks and for function, there are two mat colors surrounding each elephant. To insure the glass didn’t touch the textured pieces, we added a “build-up” under the mats to create some depth. The final touch was to use Museum glass. It provides 99% protection against any light that may damage the art but it’s also 99% reflection free. This doesn’t just mean that it’ll be practically glare-free, but also that the colors will be more accurate and the customer will see greater clarity.

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