8 Responses to “Texas Wall Hanging”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    Love this and love love love King Of The Hill, my favorite animated series ever. I will stop whatever I’m doing to watch it. It’s one of the few shows I can watch reruns of forever. The person who plays Bobby is one of my close friends – the greatest animated voice ever! And the wall hanging is pretty sweet too.

    How tall is it? Is the backing wood or leather?

    • Yamtastic

      Yamtastic

      Nice, I was a fan of King Of The Hill from the very first episode. I always liked the little Texas references Mike Judge put in like the Casa Linda apts or the orange and white roof of a Whataburger.

      The piece is about 2 feet tall on a wood base. My mom once had one that was at least twice that size but sold it.

  2. k2dtw

    k2dtw

    Great post! I’m taken that there are diffent designs of barbed wire?? Do you think there are wire “designers”… and different wire for different kinds of fence?

    • Yamtastic

      Yamtastic

      Thanks! Yep, there are different types of wire from different makers. Some of the names include Glidden, Reynolds, Billings, Allis and Brinkerhoff.

  3. BRBill

    BRBill

    I’ve been accused of sounding like Hank in the tie dye video i did. Guess i should watch King Of The Hill to find out for sure. I’m thinking the backing is leather on a wood frame cut in the shape of Texas. The bull throws me, can’t tell if it’s etched on leather or burned into wood. It does look like each kind of barbed wire is identified also. This is cool, i like the historical aspect.

    As a resident of the right across the Sabine River Banana Republic of Louisiana, we who have our own eccentricities, i can attest to the fact that Texas is a Republic unto itself also. I can relate. A friend of mine who moved over here from Houston had a chair of longhorn steer horns covered in skins….and a Hencho en Mexico Velvet Elvis, but that’s another story with no pictures….

    • Yamtastic

      Yamtastic

      The frame is wood and I think the Brahma bull was made with a wood burning kit. The old barbed wire is certainly interesting as some isn’t even wire but rather flat strips of metal with barbs nearly an inch long. Get stuck by that and you might bleed to death.

      And you should definitely watch King Of The Hill sometime. As a lifelong resident of the state the characters really ring true.