Napkin; silk; cream; printed with view of Jerusalem and of holy sites in the city; inscription.
- Made in: Israel (?)
- (Asia,Middle East,Levant,Israel)
- Length: 46.5 centimetres
- Width: 44.5 centimetres
6 February 2003
Reason for treatment
Remove creases. Repair.
Creased where it has been folded three times each horizontally and vertically. Vertical splits in the silk, mainly along the crease lines. Silk is yellow and soiled in appearance, partly due to transfer of ink to adjacent surface whilst folded.
The napkin was surface cleaned using a low suction vacuum cleaner on both sides. It was humidified to flatten out the creases by placing over a sheet of blotting paper that had been lightly dampened with distilled water, with another dry sheet placed on top and then a layer of Goretex (polytetrafluoro ethylene,polyester laminate). It was then covered with polythene, weighted around the edges and humidified for four and a half hours, checking every half hour and using perspex weights to help flatten out the creases, which were significantly reduced.A board was made from Correx (polypropylene/polyethylene copolymer,coorugated sheet) covered with a layer of cotton domette and a layer of prescoured cotton calico, heatsealed to the board using Mowilith DMC2 (polyvinyl acetate/dibutyl maleate copolymer,cellulose ether) and finished on the reverse with gummed linen tape.The napkin was placed in a labelled acid-free box for storage.
- Topographic representation of: Jerusalem
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCN15561
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