Treatment of air dried archaeological wool textiles from waterlogged environment

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Resumé

Air-dried, wet archaeological wool textiles can be flat and stiff with brittle fibers, but is this a permanent collapse or can they regain their size in water? Iron Age textiles were tested comparing the width of dry fibers with the width of fibers treated in water or 70% ethanol. Both liquids expanded the fibers and the yarn increased in size, resulting in more flexible and less brittle textiles. This property
was kept when the textiles were dried by stepwise dehydration in ethanol, acetone, and white spirit with a final treatment in 5% lanolin. Preliminary tests on brittle textiles can be performed on small samples to investigate if they will gain in flexibility by this method.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2014
Antal sider8
StatusUdgivet - 2014
BegivenhedICOM-CC 17th Triennial Conference: Building Strong Culture through Conservation - ICOM-CC, Melbourne, Australien
Varighed: 15 sep. 201419 sep. 2014

Konference

KonferenceICOM-CC 17th Triennial Conference
LokationICOM-CC
LandAustralien
ByMelbourne
Periode15/09/201419/09/2014

Kunstnerisk udviklingsvirksomhed (KUV)

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Citer dette

Scharff, A. B. (2014). Treatment of air dried archaeological wool textiles from waterlogged environment. Afhandling præsenteret på ICOM-CC 17th Triennial Conference, Melbourne, Australien.
Scharff, Annemette Bruselius. / Treatment of air dried archaeological wool textiles from waterlogged environment. Afhandling præsenteret på ICOM-CC 17th Triennial Conference, Melbourne, Australien.8 s.
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Publikation: KonferencebidragPaperForskningpeer review

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