Preserving Bedouin textiles
The Museum of Jordanian Heritage has a collection of dyed Bedouin textiles which were conserved back in 2009.
This document describes how the pieces were washed, fibres realigned, and the objects prepared for future study. It is really interesting to read how the two belts were conserved, down to microscope studies of dirt and residue, and what the authors hoped to do by making the paper available to others. Isn't it amazing that we can do this so that people can continue to learn from the past?
Thanks to our contributor for sending the link.