Conservation of a Fur Court Robe of the Qing Dynasty

Yunli Wang, Chunlei Wang


Although fur artifacts are not numerous, they are relatively common in northern China’s museums. This article focuses on the conservation of a man’s court robe from the Palace Museum, lined with golden yellow silk kesi and decorated with golden dragons in colorful clouds and fur trim. It illustrates the treatment process for fur garments, including fur type identification, original sewing methodology documentation, replacement fur piece preparation and degraded fur repair. The fur class cultural relics appraisal method makes we completed a research project1. It based on fur fiber micro detection in the field of zoology2 and fiber detection of textile field3. Fur repair methods described in the article isfusion of the traditional fur production and restoration. This article would provide a detailed reference for future similar fur artifact repair work.

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