Preserving image and structure: tapestry conservation in Europe and the United States

Lennard, F. (2007) Preserving image and structure: tapestry conservation in Europe and the United States. Reviews in Conservation, 7, (7), 43-53.


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Tapestry weaving has been used for millennia to create a fabrics in which the design is integral to the structure, but the term ‘tapestry’ is synonymous with woven pictorial hangings, the subject of this paper. Since the first tapestries were made, tapestries have been cleaned and repaired. As the loss of warp and weft yarns affects both the image and the structure simultaneously, tapestry restoration and conservation techniques have sought to clarify the image as well as support the structure. This paper analyses the evolution of tapestry conservation techniques in Western Europe and the United States, from the universal use of reweaving to the range of treatments currently employed.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1817-2245 (print)
Keywords: tapestry conservation
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Art
ePrint ID: 38034
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
January 2007Published
April 2006Submitted
Date Deposited: 30 May 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:07

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