Conservation and Restoration of Archaeological Textile at Coptic Museum, Cairo


Conservation and Restoration of Archaeological Textile at Coptic Museum, Cairo

Neven kamal fahim, Magdy mansour badway

Neven kamal fahim, Magdy mansour badway "Conservation and Restoration of Archaeological Textile at Coptic Museum, Cairo" Published in International Journal of Trend in Research and Development (IJTRD), ISSN: 2394-9333, Special Issue | ICAST-17 , December 2017, URL: http://www.ijtrd.com/papers/IJTRD14643.pdf

this research present a very unique piece of archaeological textile called tapestry or" KABATY" according to the way of manufacturing at Coptic museum, Cairo. The object was found at one of the historical monasteries at sohag in Upper Egypt. It is performed by non woven technique, and considered the decorative parts of the Coptic tunic. The object was in a very bad state: fading in dyes, tears, missing parts and high drying of fibers. many archaeological samples were collected from many parts of object.. Treatment procedure was performed by several stages; firstly, Dating by comparing the decoration technique, the type of material and the decorative motifs existed in the object with another one known its date. Then samples taken from object were examined by optical microscope, scanning electron microscope to identify type of fibers and surface morphology, FTIR analysis to identify dyes in dyed samples. Then, stages of the treatment of tapestry were determined by testing sensitive of fiber to water, mechanical cleaning and chemical cleaning to remove stain, washing stage using distilled water, and finally consolidation the object by fixed on support of natural linen which was stretched on wooden frame treated by anti-fungal substance .archeological and technical studies was discussed besides photographs

textile, conservation, analysis, tapestry


Special Issue | ICAST-17 , December 2017

2394-9333

IJTRD14643