The embroidery of the antique textile artifact is first of all photographed in all its parts before any intervention in order to ensure a certain testimony of the full respect of what is intended. We then proceed manually to the cleaning and polishing of the embroidery and yarn using artisanal methods without any use of corrosive or deteriorating substances. After a careful examination of the state of deterioration of the original embroidery, in order to evaluate the necessary conservative interventions, we proceed to the manual disassembly of the artifact, taking the utmost care in performing an operation that could otherwise further compromise what is already in a precarious state. During this operation is also evaluated how much is recoverable of the original seals (bangs, lace, galloons, bows, etc..) possibly repositionable. After a procedure of insertion of special cloths, spread on the back of the deteriorated parts, whose composition is dictated by the experience handed down for three generations, the embroidery is consolidated and prepared for restoration.
The operation is performed completely manually in our laboratory where we also design and embroider from scratch the parts that cannot be recovered and restore the deteriorated ornamentation with specific techniques.
The embroiderers will fix or remake any deteriorated or missing part of the embroidery in full respect of the work carried out at the time. This will be done through the use of materials as similar as possible to the existing ones, making use of the experience of the most expert workers. Only the complete remaking of what has deteriorated can be called a restoration worthy of the name. The parts of embroidery that cannot be restored will be redesigned and embroidered from scratch. The polychrome silk ornamentation, often missing or completely damaged, can be restored with the silk recovery" technique. This technique allows, using a much longer and meticulous workmanship, an extremely satisfying final result.
Once the delicate work of restoration on the frame is finished, we will proceed to the packaging of the artifact with the insertion of stiffening canapine. Afterwards, the gold trimmings will be manually sewn and the new lining will be made of foam in the same color. As for the materials used, Rasi and Moelle will be adopted in 100% pure silk in colors as close as possible to the original. For the yarns, all variations will be used in order of thickness and type so that they are in perfect harmony with what is being restored.