Open Access Research Article

An Extensive Study of Examination, Restoration, and Display of a Rare Historical Costumes, Practical Application

Harby E Ahmed1*, Mustafa Abu El Fadl2, Mohammed Kasem1 and Maisa M A Mansour1

1Conservation Department, Cairo University

2Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt

Corresponding Author

Received Date: August 13, 2018;  Published Date: August 29, 2018


Historical clothing like Badawi’s tunic is a kind of three-dimensional textile. They are exposed to different types of damage as a result of various damage conditions such as faulty display, environmental conditions, air pollution, biological damage. For these historical clothing needs to intervene quickly restoration processes. In the past, there were erroneous repairs to the historical dress. Therefore, the first steps of restoration are to remove the previous faulty repairs. Tests were carried out using a Scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, infrared pattern to identify the type of fiber, the damage of the historical object. The stability of pigments was tested in the historical object. Mechanical cleaning was performed using different brushes. Also, wet cleaning using water and detergents. Also, sterilization and drying of the historical object.

The final installation of the historical piece was carried out as a prelude to the exhibits. All restoration steps are recorded by photograph.

Keywords: Historical clothing; Restoration; Fibers; Cleaning; Sterilization

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