Hinemihi Maori community meeting house

Hinemini Maori community meeting house

Location: Knole House conservation studio


  • Numerous large pieces of carved wooden structure with friable paint.

  • Lichen growth from 


  • Cleaning of gilded surface

  • Gesso fillings and gesso carving of flutes

  • Produce a composition press mould from original area

  • Compo making following old master's recipe

  • Oil and water gilding

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Example of 2-3 meters long components

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Before and after careful lichen removal