our 1903 foursquare's front parlor has the walls covered in burlap. I'm reluctant to remove an original fabric, but the burlap has been torn away in some places and is pulling away from the wall in center. is there anyway to remove the paint, secure the burlap, and/or patch it?

i've considered taking it down and replacing it with burlap wallpaper if there isn't a way to save it.