Blanket made of textile (cotton).
- Found/Acquired: Luzon (North)
- (Asia,Malay Archipelago,Philippines,Luzon Island)
- Length: 208 centimetres (including fringes)
- Width: 124 centimetres
From acquisition notes "Igorrot".
1996-97, London, Museum of Mankind, 'Stairways to the Sky: Rice and Life in the Philippines'
24 January 1996
Light clean. Check. Repair edge.
Surface slightly soiled with dust. Creased through storage. Sound condition with exception of small area of damage at one edge.
The textile was surface cleaned using low powered vacuum suction. The damaged edge was repaired by placing a patch of cotton lawn fabric, dyed to an appropriate colour using Ciba Geigy Solophenyl cellulose dyes, behind the damage and stitching the raw edges of the tear into it with monofilament silk threads. Creases removed using moisture from a portable steamer. Textile gently held under tension, manually, until distortions removed. Rolled for storage. Attached a cotton label, bearing the registration number, to an inconspicuous place, stitching in position with strands of monofilament silk thread.
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Object reference number: EAS13010
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