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Tampan & Palepai

This process is used to compensate for lost parts of original supplementary weft technique weaving. The process starts with selecting fabric of a similar weave structure and thread count. The fabric is dyed in the color of the background. Then, the fabric (patch) is pinned to the back and attached with a basting stitch. The loose threads of the perimeter are pulled to the back. The perimeter is secured with fine silk thread and the design is recreated. The last step is attaching the covering patch to the back of the damaged area.

 Recreation of Border Design

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