Image: Kate's plant fiber repair

Kate's plant fiber repair

Two sections of broken woven plant fibre are repaired by adding a section of Japanese tissue paper in the gap between. The Japanese tissue paper provides a supporting bridge in the gap where the two parts have torn. Careful consideration was given and a number of tests carried out to select the most appropriate adhesive to attach the tissue to the plant fiber.

Sheldon Teare
© Australain Museum

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