Tufted Titmouse Bird Pin

Tufted Titmouse Bird Pin

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This finished tufted titmouse is a replica of the picture of the same bird in "The Green Book of Birds of America" on page 44 (accession number 2016.0117.054). The bird is posing on a small twig, its small legs made out of extra wire from the mesh that covered the barrack windows. It's delicate body is artfully crafted, and the colors match the picture almost exactly. Mr. Oka used both his carving skill and his painting to create detail such as the feathers. This brooch is one of many birds that Mr. Oka replicated through art.
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yellow (overall color)
white (overall color)
wood (overall material)
wire (overall material)
metal (overall material)
grey (overall color)
painted (overall production method/technique)
overall: 2 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in x 1/4 in; 6.35 cm x 3.81 cm x.635 cm
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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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