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Preservation and Conservation Strategies of Historical Textiles in Excavation: A Case Study of Egyptian Excavation

  • Open or Close Harby E Ahmed*

    Department of Conservation, Cairo University, Egypt

    *Corresponding author: Harby E Ahmed, Department of Conservation, Faculty of Archeology, Cairo University, Egypt

Submission: June 18, 2018;Published: July 11, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/TTEFT.2018.03.000566

ISSN: 2578-0271
Volume3 Issue4


The Tuna el‐Gebel excavation is a model of excavation in Egypt. Historical textiles were found in the excavation in poor conservation state and risked further deterioration if left untreat.A close examination of the textile was followed by various Nan- distractive analyses in order to develop a plan of conservation treatment. This research shows the practical strategies, which have to be followed in maintaining, and conserving textiles. The effects of cleaning materials on the natural dyes were tested. Dry cleaning was used to remove resistance stain and dirt. The process of maintenance and restoration has been recorded step by step -beginning from the historical record of the textile to the cleaning process with its different kinds. Add to this, the processes of fixing pieces on new holder as a preparation for displaying or storage in museum.

Keywords: Stain;Cleaning;Solvents; SEM;Natural dyes;Storage;Excavation

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