J.IIC-CG VOLUME 2 (1976)

The Conservation of a Beaded Belt

Marilia C. Gomes

The materials and fabrication of a beaded belt from Fort Malden, National Historic Park, Amherstburg, Ontario, known as the “Tecumseh Belt,” are described. Following cleaning tests with Orvus and Airbrasive, the former was chosen. The cleaning is described in detail and the conservation materials used are listed. The dyeing and fixing of loose threads on the artifact were particularly time consuming.

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