Embroidered souvenir WW2; Unknown; 1941; 2009_125_1

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The Kauri Museum ­ Matakohe

Name/Title

Embroidered souvenir WW2

About this object

Table runner or banner, brown velvet ground with embroidered scenes, hemmed and fringed with white cord. Reads, ' Souvenir of Egypt'. In centre is a laurel wreath with a crown and 'NZ Onward' inside. On left is a scene with two palm trees and three pyramids with Arabic script in the sky; on right is a N.Z. Flag and an Egyptian flag crossed with 'Egypt 1941'. Along the very bottom reads, 'To Mum with best wishes for the 11th from Owen'. This cloth was sent by Owen Dodds to his mother Ada whilst he was a POW in Crete.

Maker

Unknown

Date Made

1941

Place Made

Egypt

Medium and Materials

velvet

Measurements

44cm length x 100cm width

Subject and Association Description

memorabilia WW2

Credit Line

Evelyn Dodds

Object Type

embroidered souvenir

Object number

2009_125_1

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Wood 02 Feb 2019 09:01 AM,UTC

These people are my uncle and aunt y (evelyn) she Is 94yrs old and is in a rest home in waipu

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brown
Egypt
embroidery
memorabillia ww2
souvenir
velvet
WW2

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