Five of the seven pieces will be hung on what I'm calling the trapeze. Ben cut 16mm-diameter pine dowels to roughly 900mm in length and drilled a hole roughly 10mm from each end. I threaded a window blind cord into these holes and knotted the ends. Then we slipped the dowel through a plumber's insulation material, made to fit a 15mm pipe. This particular one is cut on the side, so we can slide the dowel (with the cord) through, and then remove the cellophane to seal the insulation material. But the real reason I selected this particular insulation is because it came in the least obtrusive gray, and the manufacturer logos were in slightly darker gray, so they will not show through the shawls. As well, I would have preferred to use fishing lines instead of the cord, but I was told by the hardware store man that fishing lines stretch and may not be ideal.
These trapeze will be hung from the ceiling, and the length of the cords will be determined in situ. The room in which these trapeze will be hung has a 2950mm ceiling, and I can't envision the best height at home.
Paua and Shawl/Candidate Two will be hung flat, similar to tapestry in a Medieval banquet halls; this part of the gallery has a 3630mm ceiling, and I wanted to take advantage of this height. This will be particularly effective in showing Shawl Two, which needs to be shown in its entirety (unfolded and un-draped) to show the color changes warp- and weft-wise. For now, we are have prepared two flat pieces of pine boards and three huge bull clips each to hold/clamp the shawls, and to secure the boards to the wall, but I am not sure if I want to use bull clips or wing nuts, nor whether to paint or stain the pine boards.