How to Display Native American Indian
Olla and Bowl Display
Ollas (jar shapes) and deep bowls are generally displayed
resting directly on flat surfaces such as tables, book shelves, mantels,
pedestals, showcase shelves, cabinet shelves, alcoves and the like.
Depending on preferred viewing angle they can be located at any display
Display Stands for Trays and
Shallow trays and shallow bowls (which
together make up the majority of baskets) and flat plaques can be displayed
in all of the above methods but also may be displayed on display stands
.Clear acrylic, wood, custom wrought iron, and a variety of pre-fabricated
adjustable stands are available at most art supply stores and many
department and discount stores.
Many collectors prefer to display some of their
trays, shallow bowls and flat plaques directly from the wall. To do
this you will need a very thin needle and either thread or very fine clear
monofilament (light weight fishing line works best). Hold up the tray
or plaque to the light and look for a tiny pinhole area near the center of
the tray to insert the threaded needle. Being careful not to make any
"new holes" or widen existing pinhole gaps create a loop through a second
pinhole near the center and about and inch away from the first pinhole. With
cotton thread you may need to create three or four loops to hold the weight
of the basket; monofilament may work with only a single loop in most cases
depending on the strength of line used.