Acadian Flycatcher Bird Pin

Acadian Flycatcher Bird Pin

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This finished carving of an Acadian flycatcher is another example of the beauty and detail that Sadao Oka was able to create in his artful bird carvings. This bird in particular has a lot of curves and bulges, meaning Mr. Oka would have had to do a lot of work with his pocket knife to carve it into its shape with the amount of detail that it has. He would give these pins as gifts and brooches, but he made sure to keep one of each species he carved.
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wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
wire (overall material)
brown (overall color)
white (overall color)
black (overall color)
overall: 2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm x 1.27 cm
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Gift of Jane Oka
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Japanese American
Executive Order 9066
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National Museum of American History
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