Bark canoe care

MGC

Scrapmaker
I have a very old Indian made bark model.
The bark and the lashings (split spruce root) are very dry and brittle.
How can I restore some moisture to this without damaging it?
Can I soak it in water or is there a better alternative?
 
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MGC

MGC

Scrapmaker
Thanks Peter. I never noticed that link squirreled away on his contact page. Tung oil....hm. Interesting. I never would have considered that.
 
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