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New lease of life for temple artwork


Delicate task: Phillips briefing (from right) Choot, Yeoh and Komtar assemblyman Teh Lai Heng about the work that has been done on the tapestry so far. Looking on are Ang (left) and temple committee members.

Delicate task: Phillips briefing (from right) Choot, Yeoh and Komtar assemblyman Teh Lai Heng about the work that has been done on the tapestry so far. Looking on are Ang (left) and temple committee members.

GEORGE TOWN: A 119-year-old tapestry depicting the Eight Immortals and Nine Emperor Gods of Tow Boh Keong Temple in Hong Kong Street here is getting a new lease of life.

Replete with silk and gold threads but aged and in danger of disintegrating, it is being restored under the Textile Conservation Commu­nity Training project between George Town World Heritage Incor­porated (GTWHI) and Adelaide-based Artlab Australia.

   

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