AJK dough

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A fill mixture composed of Polyvinyl butyral (Butvar 98), Kaolin, and fine particles of paper, Hemp and/or Jute. AJK dough is prepared as a water emulsion. It dries with some shrinkage to form a strong, lightweight material. AJK dough has been used for ceramic fills and reconstruction. It has also been used to repair badly cupped and lifted lacquer (Umney 1987).

Resources and Citations

  • N.Umney, "Oriental Lacquers" Conservation News, Number 33, July 1987.
  • Termlist for conservation : www.hants.org.uk/museums (accessed: 1999)
  • Dictionary of Conservation Terms, European Union, 2003