Have you seen these?\nClick to view slideshow.\nAmazing creativity isn\u2019t it?!!\n\nThe ones that I have are in good but not in perfect condition \u2013 usage, withering natural life of the fibre and so on.\nIt lies in my shelves carefully folded and packed \u2013 but missing out on the adulation it deserves.\nIn its original format of a cape, display isn\u2019t possible for me.\nMaybe I\u2019ll salvage the healthy parts and make something else out of it that I could use.\nBut given the holy reverence for these rare textiles from vanishing cultures, I feel like it might be sacrilege to cut it up further even if I am making it useful and bringing the art out to be seen by the world once again\u2026.\nAcquired over 10 years ago with great excitement I have enjoyed the art but this debate has raged on in my head about all the \u2018not-perfect-condition\u2019 pieces with me.\nOne suggestions I received: \u201cDonate to a museum\u201d Easier said than done! Try donating a piece or two that is not a Van Gogh or does not have the provenance of a celebrity to any museum \u2013 it would probably take several days (if not weeks) of work and in the end the proposal to donate will probably face rejection on account of its low value / condition / not the focus of the museum / no storage space. Museums do have their capacity limitations too. Unfortunately.\nThe next suggestion: \u201cSet up a museum\u201d!\u00a0 Excellent idea. In theory. But the admin of it all would require the engagement of several lives. \u00a0Further, even if the museum were to acquire its entire collection via a donation, the administrative expenses alone would be mind-boggling \u2013\u00a0it is not an idea that will sustain itself financially.\nSo what do we do with our pieces in\u00a0\u201cseen-better-days\u201d condition?\nLooking forward to resolving the conflict in my head.\nAny thoughts?\nSee details on WOVENSOULS.COM Asset Code 228\n***\njaina mishra\nnovember 2018\n\n*some of the photos are from the internet\nThe post Service or Sacrilege? The Dilemma of Textile Art Fragments appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.