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Pillowcase embroidered with scenes of camp life owned by a Dutch civilian held in a Japanese internment camp

Object | Accession Number: 2015.35.2

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    Pillowcase embroidered with scenes of camp life owned by a Dutch civilian held in a Japanese internment camp

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Embroidered pillowcase owned by Adolphe and Raechel Dikker during World War II when Adolphe, a Dutch civilian, was imprisoned in a Japanese internment camp in Java. The pillowcase decorations depict scenes of camp life.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Dale Dikker

    Physical Details

    Language
    Javanese
    Classification
    Furnishings and Furniture
    Category
    Household linens
    Object Type
    Pillowcases (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    White cotton pillowcase embroidered on 1 side with a scene of women waiting in line for food, captioned "Tanah Tinggi"; The other side has an embroidered scene of a barracks interior with bunk beds, a woman washing, and people lined up against a wall of cell doors, captioned "Tangerang."
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 19.000 inches (48.26 cm) | Width: 19.750 inches (50.165 cm)
    Materials
    overall : cotton, thread

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The pillowcase was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2015 by Dale Dikker, the grandson of Adolphe and Rachael Dikker.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 21:51:15
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