Image: Leaf apron in a humidity chamber

Leaf apron in a humidity chamber

This image shows a leaf apron during humidification. Humidified air is generated from an ultrasonic mister and enters the chamber through a tube connected to the mister.  The apron was gradually humidified over a four hour period to slowly introduce moisture into the plant fibres so that it could be gently stretched into shape.

Heather MacKay
© Australian Museum

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