Report of the restoration work carried out from 29 July to 28 September 2015 on the tapestry Parties belonging to the series of the Valois of Manufacture Brussels depicting a Travel Court, inv . 1890 no. 3 of the Uffizi Gallery and measuring 385 x 534 cm.
Detail of the upper border before cleaning (left) and after (right).
The cleaning campaign, which proceeds to portions of approximately 40 x 60 cm depending on the area, is almost half of the entire surface.
Cleaning of metallic yarn in silver and silver-gilt with the chelating solution and subsequent cleaning of the tapestry, the first top left and under the next.
Cleaning of metallic yarn in silver gilt with the chelating solution, above the first and below the after.
Cleaning of metallic yarn in silver and silver-gilt with the chelating solution and subsequent cleaning of the tapestry, to the left before and right after.
Rinses performed according to a specific protocol above and drying under controlled.
Photographic campaign very detailed front/rear (180 images) of which only a few examples below:
Preparation of materials for the restoration Dyeing the warp in various shades, identifying colors for wool additions to the selvedge and the dark brown wool.
Preparation of silk yarn for the Xenotest (Equipment for testing accelerated exposure to sunlight on textiles according to the most important international standards) to test their light fastness.
Starting the chart of metallic yarn that will be divided into two distinct but overlapping graphs: one will identify at a glance the gold (yellow) and silver (white) and the second is the technique with which they have been placed in tapestry.