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Turkey red prints: identification of lead chromate, Prussian blue and logwood on Turkey red calico

Julie H. Wertz1 , Anita Quye1,, David France2 

1 Centre for Textile Conservation, University of Glasgow, 56 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow G11 6AQ, UK

2 School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow, Joseph Black Building, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK

* anita.quye@glasgow.ac.uk

Abstract

In this research, printed Turkey red calico from the 19th century is analysed using conservation-based techniques to identify the materials used in their manufacture. Turkey red production was a significant industry in Scotland, and the textiles found in archives and collections are a valuable part of Scottish heritage and material history. Turkey red prints were produced via a unique dyeing process followed by discharge printing, and the analysis in this paper using SEM-EDX, FTIR, UHPLC, and microscopy confirms they were made as documented in the literature. Here, we show that lead chromate, Prussian blue, and logwood were used to create the distinctive prints. These results are useful to develop material-specific guidelines for storage and display for improved conservation and collection accessibility.

Keywords

Turkey red calico
Pigments
SEM-EDX
FTIR
UHPLC

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English

DOI

10.14568/cp2018019

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Conservar Património:
Wertz, J. H.; Quye, A.; France, D., 'Turkey red prints: identification of lead chromate, Prussian blue and logwood on Turkey red calico', Conservar Património 31 (2019) 31-39, https://doi.org/10.14568/cp2018019.

APA:
Wertz, J. H., Quye, A., & France, D. (2019). Turkey red prints: identification of lead chromate, Prussian blue and logwood on Turkey red calico. Conservar Património, 31 31-39. DOI:10.14568/cp2018019.

Chicago:
Wertz, Julie H., Anita Quye, and David France. 2019. "Turkey red prints: identification of lead chromate, Prussian blue and logwood on Turkey red calico." Conservar Património 31:31-39. doi:10.14568/cp2018019.

NP405:
WERTZ, Julie H. [et al.] – Turkey red prints: identification of lead chromate, Prussian blue and logwood on Turkey red calico. Conservar Património. [Em linha]. 31 (2019) 31-39 [Consult. ]. Disponível em WWW: <URL:https://doi.org/10.14568/cp2018019>. ISSN 21829942.

ABNT:
WERTZ, Julie H.; QUYE, Anita; FRANCE, David. Turkey red prints: identification of lead chromate, Prussian blue and logwood on Turkey red calico. Conservar Património, Lisboa, v. 31, p. 31-39, 2019. Disponível em: <https://doi.org/10.14568/cp2018019>. Acesso em: .

History

Received: 2018-6-12
Revised: 2018-10-28
Accepted: 2018-10-31
Online: 2019-2-3
Publication: 2019-4-30

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