AMUA AND TALA WALL HANGINGS | CARE INSTRUCTIONS
AMUA & TALA WALL HANGING | CARE & HANGING INSTRUCTIONS
A great alternative to traditional artwork, style the Amua or Tala Wall Hanging to add texture and personality above an entryway console, bedhead or fireplace. Or position one at the end of a hallway to draw the eye! The natural tones of the palm leaf will work well in many interiors, especially amongst lots of white and other natural fibres.
The design inspiration for the Amua and Tala Wall Hangings came about while we were visiting our Fair Trade artisan partners in rural villages in Bangladesh. Woven natural mats on floors and thatched palm leaf roofs and fences are a part of their everyday lives. We reinterpreted this idea to design a wall hanging that will add a natural and textural statement to your home.
Artisanal objects have long been appreciated for their uniqueness. Because our wall hangings have been completely handcrafted by talented Fair Trade artisans in small village communities in Bangladesh, they are one of a kind and reflect the individual weaving style of the artisan who made it. We believe that this is part of the special appeal of handwoven products. Each Amua and Tala is crafted with spliced, woven and knotted palm leaf by artisans from the villages where the design inspiration was born, and we hope you will appreciate the individuality of your special piece.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR AMUA OR TALA WALL HANGING
You’ve invested in a quality piece and we want to help you to care for it well. With a little attention, you will be able to enjoy your Amua or Tala Wall Hanging for many years to come. Here are a few simple tips to keep in mind:
- When your Amua or Tala Wall Hanging arrives it will be in a cardboard box. It will be attached with jute string to an inner cardboard sleeve to prevent it from moving around during transit. Remove the sleeve and snip the strings to release the wall hanging.
- Some pieces of the fringe may have been a little bent during transit. To help them sit flat, simply use your fingers to bend and brush the fringe. You may need to do this several times.
- Strong direct sunlight may affect the colour of the palm fibres and prolonged damp may encourage mould growth, therefore we do not recommend this wall hanging for outdoor use where it will be exposed to the elements for long periods.
- To clean, we suggest you gently wipe it over with a microfibre cloth or duster.
HOW TO HANG YOUR AMUA OR TALA WALL HANGING
Your wall hanging will already have a timber hanging rod inserted in the top with jute twine attached at each end, so you can choose from two different ways to hang this piece:
Either way, the hooks will show so there are several options, depending on your decor and preferred style:
- You can simply place a single hook or screw in the wall and hang it by the string.
- If you don’t want the string to show, you can also hang this wall hanging by resting it on two screws or hooks. See below for more tips...
To hang, follow these steps:
- For a discreet look, use screw/s and hang the string or rest the rod on top. This is not as secure as using hooks, so only do this if the wall hanging is in a position where it won’t be brushed or leant against or pulled on by children or pets. Go one step further and paint the screws the same colour as your walls so they are not obviously visible.
- Cup Hooks are still discreet but much more secure if you choose the hanging rod option. You can position the cup hooks so they are at the edge of the wall hanging and almost can't be seen. We prefer brass cup hooks and sand them to further reduce the brassy shine. Remember to check that the diameter of the hanging rod (approx 15mm) fits into the cup hook.
- Go bold with some hand forged black hooks.
- Or natural and organic with timber hooks.
- If you are renting or unsure about the location of your wall hanging, use self-adhesive Command Hooks™️ that suit the weight of your wall hanging.
- Measure where you want the wall hanging to hang and mark on the wall with a pencil according to the position of the screw/s or hook/s.
- a) If drilling into a plasterboard/drywall, brick, stucco or stone wall, use a drill bit that is the same size as the anchors/wall plugs. Drill your hole/s and hammer the anchors/wall plugs into the hole/s. b) If drilling into timber, use a drill bit that is the same size as the screws or cup hooks.
- Screw your chosen hook into the anchors/wall plugs or holes.
- Hang your wall hanging and enjoy the transformation to your space!
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