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Subject: Lining tapa

Lining tapa

From: Jack C. Thompson <tcl<-a>
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Ivonne Geisler <geisler.ivonne [at] gmx__de> writes

>I am working at a painted tapa from Fiji. This has to be lined.
>Unfortunately water causes stains. Does anyone has experiences with
>synthetic resins onto tapa?

There was a lack of relevant data in this query.

What does water move?

I have restored traditional tapa from small pieces, measuring
approx. 9 X 12 inches, to pieces measuring upwards of 6 X 18 feet,
using wheat starch paste and Japanese paper, and water has never
caused a problem.

Based upon the limited information provided, it is possible that the
stains are absorbed pollutants which might best be washed away.

Thompson Conservation Lab
7549 N. Fenwick
Portland, Oregon  97217

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