Storing Scrolls

Scrolls are wrapped in cloth and stored in cloth bags or boxes made of Paulownia wood. If a box is damaged and no longer provides a protective fit for the scroll, a new box of archival corrugated board can be constructed. Never discard the original wrapping and box, as they are part of the object and may contain information about the scroll.

 


The interior of the box may provide support for a scroll with roller ends. The wider side of the U-shaped wood pillow provides the space for the top hanging bar. Scrolls without roller bar ends rest on the bottom of the box.