As the before photograph indicates, this silk handkerchief required conservation treatment to physically stabilize and visually improve its current condition. The handkerchief was dusted with a soft brush before it was humidified in sections to relax the silk. Once the silk was relaxed the humidified area was covered with a damp 3” x 5” cotton blotter and lightly weighted. Weave structure and damages within the dampened area were manually realigned and dried under weighted dry cotton blotters. The handkerchief received a crepeline support which provided encasement for the shattering selvedge edges.