Woman's silk scarf printed with a central map surrounded by political portraits, captioned in Arabic.
- Made in: Egypt
- Found/Acquired: Yemen (South)
- (Asia,Middle East,Arabia,Yemen)
- Length: 80 centimetres
- Width: 76 centimetres
Produced to commemorate the creation of a Pan Arab Union.
2011-2012, 6 Oct-19 Feb, London, The British Museum, 'Grayson Perry: The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman'
6 June 2011
Reduce creasing as far as possible.
Object has sharp creases from being folded. Minor damage to some corners.
Creases reduced by humidifying very gradually through Goretex (polytetrafluoro ethylene,polyester laminate) by placing on a layer of blotter slightly dampened by spraying with deionised water, covered by a layer of dry blotter and the Goretex, covering with polythene and whensilk relaxed by lightly stretching it by placing glass weights around the edges and leaving to dry under slight tension.
Collected by Mark Littlewood during his period of residence in South Yemen in the 1960s.
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Object reference number: RRM185169
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