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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1992,0303,0.1

  • Description

    Textile. Black painted on cream silk with talismanic designs.

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1988
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 190 centimetres
    • Height: 222 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Porter 2003 bibliographic details
    • Porter 2006 68 bibliographic details
  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    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'

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    14 February 2003

    Treatment proposal

    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)

    Condition

    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.

    Treatment details

    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).

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1992

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    1992,0303,0.1

Textile. Black painted on cream silk with talismanic designs.

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