Textiles enrich our lives. We preserve, repair, restore & display.
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Textiles enrich our lives.
We preserve, repair, restore & display.
Conservation & Repair
Beloved christening gowns, fragile wedding dresses, and other heirlooms all deserve skilled treatments to preserve the past and enrich our lives and those of our children. Fine hand-stitching, reweaving, dye and stain analysis are among the techniques used in conservation.
Cleaning & Care
Acidic discoloration, stains and creases can often be removed using a combination of wet and dry cleaning. After careful testing, cleaning, and stabilization, your heirlooms can be preserved for many more years to come.
Conservation & Repair
Each textile is studied with sensitivity to texture, pattern, condition, lighting and location. Mounts are designed to protect and preserve the textile while augmenting its strong graphic power or subtle beauty. Custom display can include the design of interior space and lighting, as well as professional installation to showcase textile collections harmoniously with other artworks.
Precious metals have long been used as status symbols, so it is no surprise to find them adorning prestigious royal and religious textiles. Even though metal thread embroideries and weavings have been desired by pharaohs, queens, and sultans for centuries, they have also been found in Asian court repositories and medieval tombs. Metallic cloths, although […]
This is the second post on the 18th-19th century Indian textile we’ve had the good fortune to work on of late. If you missed the first post in this series, you can find it here. In this post we’ll present history and possible use of the piece. This kalamkari is a treasure of the venerable […]
Toile de Jouy fragment, French, circa 1790, made for the American market, part of a larger cloth commemorating George Washington. “Toile de jouy” old French meaning ‘cotton cloth to print decorative scenic designs’. Derived from Indian hand painted prints introduced to Europe by Portuguese and Dutch in 15th c. “Cherub” from Aramaic “ke-rabya” child-like; winged angelic being, whose gift is […]