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Wooden Pendant, heart

Wooden Pendant, heart

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Description
Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during WWII often turned to art and crafts to take their minds off of the imprisonment, and express themselves creatively. Many art schools, clubs, and classes started popping up throughout many of the camps to accommodate and provide for this want. It was a great way for many Japanese Americans to pass much of the large amounts of spare time they had while imprisoned, and many prisoners developed extraordinary artistic skills. This is a small wooden heart pendant that was carved beautifully. It's a small piece that could have easily been given as a gift. Many little things like this were often made as a token of love or friendship within the camps.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pendant
date made
mid. 1940s
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in x 1 in; 3.175 cm x 2.54 cm
overall: 8 1/4 in x 1/4 in; 20.955 cm x.635 cm
ID Number
2015.0346.02
catalog number
2015.0346.02
accession number
2015.0346
Credit Line
Gift of Toshi Ito
subject
Japanese-American
World War II
Jewelry
World War II
Japanese American Internment
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Japanese American
Executive Order 9066
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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