FITTING THE KUME CURTAIN OVER THE WINDOW OPENING 
The method used mainly depends on the type of surface on which the upper batten is fixed. 
If this surface is made of wood, the curtain can mounted simply with two or three nails or screws.

If this surface is made of aluminum or PVC, the curtain can be mounted using self-tapping screws or with self-adhesive Velcro tape (one face can be glued to the window frame, and the other stapled to the upper batten).



OPENING AND CLOSING THE CURTAIN
The easiest way to open and close the curtain is by rolling it up or down manually: the operation is simple and takes about 15 seconds. Once up, you can use one or two of the simple ties shown below to keep the curtain in place. The number of ties needed depends on the width of the curtain: generally, a single tie will do for a curtain that is up to 1,5 meter wide.

This is convenient solution as long as you can reach a height of about 15 cm below the point where the upper batten is fixed to the window. If not, then there is a slight problem. Unfortunately, the drawstrings that are typically used on bamboo or fabric roll-up blinds don´t work well with Kume curtains. This is because our curtains are quite thick and rub against the sides of the window opening and, therefore, they don´t roll up into a nice tight bundle when pulled up with a conventional drawstring system.

Presently, the only way we can tightly roll a Kume curtain is by hand. We are working on resolving this issue and are confident we´ll be able to find a simple solution in the near future. In the meantime, if you can´t reach the top of the window, you´ll have use a short stool to get there. It may be a bit inconvenient, but it may also be a small price to pay to keep your home warmer and your heating bills smaller during the long, cold winter months.