Purse

Description
Many Japanese American internees typically made their own clothing in the camps. Sewing was a prized skill that created and strengthened community bonds. People who had this ability mended old clothing and created new pieces for fellow camp detainees. This purse was sewn using one piece of cloth and oil wicks.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1943-1945
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 6 in; 12.7 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
1986.3144.03
nonaccession number
1986.3144
catalog number
1986.3144.03
Credit Line
Gift of Mabel Rose Vogel
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, General
Cultures & Communities
Military
Japanese American Internment Era
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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