Linen that protected Cortes


“MEXICO CITY.- A linen that protected for more than a century the remains of Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes was restored by specialists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) of Mexico. This piece, elaborated with white linen and black silk embroidery, belongs to the National Museum of History (MNH) of Mexico, at Castillo de Chapultepec.

The linen, used during the funeral rites of the osseous remains of Cortes, was intervened as part of the systematic conservation project made by the museum to celebrate their 70th anniversary. The attention to the textile was made in collaboration with the students from the School of Conservation and Restoration of the West (ECRO). (–remains-restored-by-specialists#.VmUbvb91-fg)”