Assessing the Stability of a Hanging Scroll

Before hanging the scroll on the wall, it is best to examine it unrolled on a clean, flat surface.

The hanging cord must be stable enough to support the weight of the scroll on the wall hook.

Wide scrolls should have two or more sections of cord attached to the wood hanging bar for the appropriate number of wall hooks to support the weight.

The wood hanging bar at the top of the scroll must have a stable attachment to the mounting.


The metal hardware securing the hanging cord to the bar must not be loose.

If there are tears or delamination of the paper or silk, or flaking media, the scroll must not be hung on the wall.

For additional information, refer to the section on handling fragile scrolls.