CONSERVATION OF A FAN
SANDRA GREENWALD VIERRA, & BETHUNE GIBSON
ABSTRACT—The treatment described was primarily a problem in textile conservation, although the fan is composed of silk, metal, and ivory. The major difficulty encountered was the extreme fragility of the embroidered silk panel. Reversible materials were used as far as possible, although in practice these would be difficult to remove without destruction of much of the silk. The methods used are not all new but their application here is of interest because of the complexity of the problem and the urgent need for consolidation of objects made with similar materials. The fan was strengthened and restored to a point where it can now be handled, studied, and exhibited under proper conditions.
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