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Subject: Clothing


From: Lisa Mibach <perygrine>
Date: Sunday, October 30, 1994
Maureen Carey <mcarey [at] scilibx__ucsc__edu> writes:

>We recently took on the storage of an estate... that includes clothing

The buckskin jacket with bead work, fringes, bone buttons, 2 buckskin
vests with extensive beadwork, beaded bags, and bone breastplate should
all be stored flat in archival quality boxes large enough to hold them
with minimal folding (creases should be padded with inert materials
such as crumpled acid-free tissue or washed unbleached muslin).

The felt hat with rattlesnake skin hatband can be supported to
prevent sagging by sewing a bean-bag cylinder of T-shirt material
roughly the diameter of the hat crown and slightly longer, and
filling with ethafoam crystals or styrofoam beads (careful that they
don't escape).  After assembly, the cylinder is "oozed" into the
upside down hat, filling the crown and extending above it a little
so that when turned right-side up the hat sits slightly above the
shelf.  A two-inch diameter "snake" is made of the same materials
and is slipped over the cylinder just below the brim and following
its contours to support it.

The walking stick with carved bone handle can be stored flat if it
lies flat on a surface, or can be tied with cotton twill tape in a
vertical position.  Dust covers are recommended.

Lisa Mibach

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:31
                 Distributed: Monday, October 31, 1994
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