Sunday, May 15, 2016

Washing a tapestry

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Washing a tapestry

Have you ever wondered how you wash a valuable tapestry that measures 13 feet x 11 feet?
See through the eyes of the textile conservators as they wash the 17th-century Mortlake tapestry “February” in a wash bath built specifically for the museum’s largest tapestries at Hampton Court Palace in the UK. The tapestries are cleaned using deionized (soft) water and a special detergent mixture

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