Textile. Black painted on cream silk with talismanic designs.
- Found/Acquired: Algeria
- Width: 190 centimetres
- Height: 222 centimetres
2008 7 Feb-30 Apr, Dubai International Finance Centre, Word into Art, cat.75
2006 18 May-2 Sept, London, BM, Word into Art, cat.68
2004 7 Jan-7 Apr, Kuala Lumpur, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, 'Mightier than the Sword'
2003 22 Mar-25 May, University of Melbourne, Ian Potter Museum of Art, 'Mightier than the Sword'
14 February 2003
Remove creases; remove stains if possible. Attach length of cotton fabric to top edge to provide attachment to roller for storage, transport and display. OA to provide acid-free card roller min length 194cm, min diameter 12cm.Repair broken warp (agreed with V. Porter by email)
The silk was creased. The paint showed signs of damage along the crease lines in some areas. Along the bottom of the textile, some of the warps in the bare warp decorative strip were damaged.
The textile was humidified using Goretex (polytetrafluoro ethylene,polyester laminate) to remove creases. The cut warps were supported with natural coloured crepeline which had been coated with Klucel G (hydroxypropyl cellulose) (2 coats of 1%). The warps were secured by stitching with monofilament silk before the Klucel was reactivated with Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol, methanol).The textile was rolled on an acid free roller (D. 12cm L. 182.5). The roller wa joined to provide enough length. To provide extra support the joined area was reinforced with Mowilith DMC2 (polyvinyl acetate/dibutyl maleate copolymer,cellulose ether).
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Object reference number: RFM1813
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