Conservation * Condition Issues
TEAR

A type of damage produced when a force is applied to part of a material to move it in one direction, while a countervailing force keeps other parts of the material from moving in that direction. Constituent elements of the material are thereby forcibly separated from each other. As fibers stick out irregularly from the edge of the tear, it can be distinguished easily from that of a cut.
 
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UBL Or. 556

 

 

AUTHORS: PAUL HEPWORTH AND KARIN SCHEPER