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

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Jamie Mackay 11 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

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