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Chestnut-Sided Warbler Carved Pin

Chestnut-Sided Warbler Carved Pin

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Description
This chestnut sided warbler is a tiny woodcarving by Sadao Oka. Mr. Oka used his skill in both woodcarving and painting to show minute details of this small bird. This bird has a tiny red berry in its beak, further showing Mr. Oka's attention to detail. The warbler is perched on a long twig, much longer than most of the other birds. This is probably to show how small the bird is, and emphasize its delicacy. Mr. Oka used Audubon identification cards along with a couple of small books as inspiration and reference for the creation of these tiny, realistic birds.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pin
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
brown (overall color)
green (overall color)
white (overall color)
white (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 1 in x 2 in x 3/16 in; 2.54 cm x 5.08 cm x.508 cm
ID Number
2016.0117.005
accession number
2016.0117
catalog number
2016.0117.005
Credit Line
Gift of Jane Oka
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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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