Shadow box for Alexander

I have wanted to frame my rug of Alexander every since I finished it, but it was always too costly and I didn't know what I really wanted in terms of framing.  I knew that I didn't want glass.  It is a rug and rugs need to be felt as much as seen.  Textures and fibers are about both senses.

So I got the idea of putting the rug in a big shadow box with no glass.  I took it down to Michael's when they were having 60% off sale, and it is a good thing because my gosh it was expensive. 

Was it worth it?  Oh yes!  The frame grounds the rug and gives a home so it isn't floating on my wall.  It makes it feel important.  Actually it commands the room now.

Alexander 2011

Framed in shadow box