The restoration studio for oriental art on paper and silk


The restorient studio is modelled on the studios in Japan and much of the work is carried out at low level benches on a Japanese tatami  mat floor. The studio is equipped with a wide range of tools and materials sourced throughout Asia. Especially important are the Japanese drying boards (karibari) - paper covered lattices coated with a fermented persimmon juice and the stocks of the ten year old aged paste (furunori). These are essential in the construction of traditional hanging scrolls and are just two examples of how important an emphasis the studio places on traditional techniques.

The studio combines this specialist environment and many years of experience to bring to our clients the very best in conservation for Oriental paintings.