caring for silk on a scroll

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Skaw
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caring for silk on a scroll

Post by Skaw » Oct 24, 2008 12:49 pm

We recently bought two of your scrolls (they are lovely by the way), and I was concerned about keeping the silk border clean. I know the most surefire way is to frame it, but I like the scroll look.
Do you have any tips on keeping it clean or cleaning it without ruining it? Maybe a steamer like you'd use with curtains. . .?
Thank you for your time.

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Gary
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Post by Gary » Oct 24, 2008 11:25 pm

The only thing I do to my own, is hit them with a feather duster once in a while.

Unless you are hanging them across from your greasy deep fryer, I think you'll be okay with just that for a couple of decades.

I would avoid direct sunlight, extreme humidity, pets, and kids. these are the main enemies of wall scrolls.

Cheers,
-Gary.

Skaw
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re: silk

Post by Skaw » Oct 27, 2008 12:55 pm

Thanks!

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