Wooden Tool


These ironwood tools were made inside Gila River Relocation Center by Yoichi Asada. He used them to make artificial flowers. Many internees made flowers to decorate their barracks in an attempt to brighten their otherwise bleak living conditions. Ironwood refers to woods that have a unique hardness and density.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.0167.05Accession Number: 2006.0167Catalog Number: 2006.0167.05

Object Name: wooden tool

Physical Description: wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1/2 in; 1.27 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-959a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1422925

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