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    Indian Painting

    A project that only crosses my shop once.
    I took in a Mokah Indian Painting done on Split cedar bark woven reeds. It's an oil painting, no telling how old it is. The painting depicts the hunter tanning a hide and telling the story of the hunt to a youth. Spiders had gotten behind the painting and their webbing collected moisture which created mildew weakening the reeds becoming very bridal.






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    Looks like a challenging project.
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    Not really fairly simple clean up but the handling was most delicate procedure.
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    Dave you sure do get some interesting projects. The woven material is very similar to grasscloth wall coverings available today.
    http://www.wallliner.com/grassclothwallpaper3.html

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    Love to have that picture hanging in my house. Nicely done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hawksford View Post
    Not really fairly simple clean up but the handling was most delicate procedure.
    I've handled some delicate artwork, but I'm willing to bet most of us wouldn't know where to begin a "simple clean up" on a piece like this.
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    Vaughn it comes down to knowing what chemicals will do, reactions , harmful and serving the purpose. Plus experience and a bit of testing in the pre prep.
    I've had this in the shop a while and needed to wait till I had a plan and uninterruptible time slot.
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    Dave just pretty fantastic work on a beautiful piece.. Thanks for sharing

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