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Many customers have asked Polkadot Pictures & Framing to frame souvenir art from their travels abroad. Here is a selection of these often fascinating items.
This picture of a crane, from China, was created out of tissue paper. It was framed without a mount, using spacers to keep the delicate tissue paper away from the glass.
The picture of these Nepalese sherpas was framed using a mount with a black bevelled edge in order to tone with the black border of the painting, which was painted on to fabric.
This painting of a peacock was framed in a gold-coloured frame, which not only perfectly matches the painting but also reflects the status of the peacock as the national bird of India.
Click to see the black-bevelled mount and how the frame picks out the colours of this fabric art from India.
This art from Fiji was created on textile and was surface mounted on to mountboard in order to show the decorative edges.
Artist : Joseph M Wilson
Artist : Kathleen Buzzacott
The blue-edged frame and blue mount suit this native art, painted by a member of the Cowichan Tribe of British Columbia, Canada.
Click to see larger detail of this Aboriginal dot art from Australia, which has been painted on to canvas.
A tan-coloured frame with a gold edge was chosen for this evocative picture from Italy.
These textiles, which depict a king and a smoker, are examples of Mexican art
The rustic-hewn frame in shades of brown and black perfectly complements the native art. Click to see a close-up of the frame.
This colourful Malaysian butterfly with its gold border looks stunning in a solid black mount and a black frame with a light gold edge
If you have a
holiday souvenir you
would like to have framed, do bring it along to Polkadot Pictures & Framing's
These pictures of Lagos and Loulé in the Algarve were framed with a contemporary graphite-coloured frame which suited the colours in both the pictures.
Pair of Chinese scrolls
Copyright on the art remains with the artist
These two pictures of Florence were bought separately and originally had different frames. They were reframed with matching honey-coloured wood frames to complement the colours in the pictures.