COMMISSIONS - travel art

Many customers have asked Polkadot Pictures & Framing to frame art from their travels abroad.  Here is a selection of these often fascinating items.

Picture of a Chinese crane, created out of tissue paper

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.

Painting of peacock from India

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.

The King, textile art from Mexico
The Smoker, textile art from Mexico

These textiles, which depict a king and a smoker, are examples of Mexican art

Picture of sherpas from Nepal

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.

The blue-edged frame and blue mount suit this native art, painted by a member of the Cowichan Tribe of British Columbia, Canada.

"The Bear and the Ravens", Coast Salish art from Canada

Artist : Joseph M Wilson

Native art from Fiji
Art from Italy
Picture of Buddhas, from 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.

A tan-coloured frame with a gold edge was chosen for this evocative picture from Italy.

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


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.

Butterfly  from Malaysia
close-up of textile art from Fiji
close-up of fabric art from India
One of a pair of Chinese scrolls
Chinese scroll

Pair of Chinese scrolls

Aboriginal art from Australia

Artist : Kathleen Buzzacott

Click to see larger detail of this Aboriginal dot art from Australia, which has been painted on to canvas.

close-up of aboriginal textile
Contemporary wood frame
View of Florence

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.

African Dancers
Hornbill painting

Singapore - Photographer : Sandra Macheroux

Artist : Malack