Header Image
< Back to Historic Preservation

Living Room pocket doors


Wood and paint deterioration seen at door base, prior to the 2010 restoration. Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, Hawai'i.

Although glazed pocket doors protect the living room's teak wood jali screens (64.46.1–4) from major exposure to salt spray, regular maintenance is still required to keep the doors and screens functional. Additionally, the perforated wood screens, which were commissioned from René Martin in 1937, are subject to both termite infestation and constant weathering at this exposed oceanside location.

Per recommendations from a consulting conservator, the wood jali screens were deinstalled, cleaned, repainted and restored in 2010. Following restoration of the wood jali screens, the woven vinyl screens were removed in order to prevent moisture accumulation.

 
< Back to Historic Preservation
About Shangri La Visit Islamic Art Collection Programs Residencies Internship Opportunities Stewardship Research Blog Contact Us