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Mahjong set; Unknown; c.1944; 2003.4.1

Mahjong set, Unknown, c.1944, 2003.4.1
Name/Title
Mahjong set
About this object
Mahjong set made from found materials by a Japanese POW at the Featherston Camp
Maker
Unknown
Date Made
c.1944
Place Made
New Zealand
Medium and Materials
wood, plastic, cotton tape
Measurements
120 x 230 x 170mm
Subject and Association Description
The Mahjong set was made by a WWII Japanese prisoner of war out of available materials, including the plastic handles of toothbrushes for the hinges
Collection
Wairarapa Cultural Trust Collection
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs C. M. Ennor
Object Type
Game
Object number
2003.4.1

Tags

Featherston Camp
Japanese
Mahjong
POW
World War II


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Jamie Mackay11 Feb 2009 09:29 AM,UTC
We've just added an image of another one of these to NZHistory.net.nz:
http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/mah-jong-set

(From National Army Museum collection)

cheers
Jamie Mackay