Buddhist Manuscript

This Buddhist manuscript had previously been restored with a substance that was probably fish-hide glue; it covered some of the writing and was applied non-archivally–removing it was our first step. Prior to treating, cleaning, and de-acidifying the document, we had to very carefully take it apart. Cleaning required several steps as there was a substantial amount of dirt and residue. To reassemble it, we used rice paper adhesive and new rice paper that we prepared ourselves, matching it to the original. Work finished with a protective process and an enhancement of color.

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