Embroidered souvenirs WW2; Unknown; 1943; 2003_434_1-3

Name/Title

Embroidered souvenirs WW2

About this object

Three pieces one is a large square and 2-3 are identical circles. All consist of black buffed cotton ground with embroidered scenes, hemmed and fringed with blue cord. All read, ' Souvenir of Egypt 1943'. In centre is a laurel wreath with a crown and 'NZ Onward' inside. That is the extent of No. 2-3 decoration. No.1 has scenes around the border, each corner is different, Nile scene with palm tree, boat, and two pyramids; desert scene with a man and a camel; a pyramid by itself with palm trees and finally a building of some sort, perhaps a mosque (Mosque of Mohammad Ali?). In between each corner scene is three palm trees.

Maker

Unknown

Date Made

1943

Place Made

Egypt

Medium and Materials

cotton

Measurements

1. 70cm square, 2-3. 35cm diameter

Subject and Association Description

memorabilia WW2

Credit Line

Mr Alan Britton

Object Type

embroidered souvenir

Object number

2003_434_1-3

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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Tags
black
cotton
Egypt
embroidery
souvenir
WW2

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