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teacloth, embroidered

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  • Other titles
    • embroidered linen table cloth made by Armenian woman, WW1 (descriptive name)
    • 36601 John S Strachan, NZMGC (associated name)
  • Description
    embroidered linen table cloth made by Armenian woman, WW1
    Sent to NZ by 36601 John S Strachan, NZMGC
    linen, embroidered; blue on white
  • Place
  • Other Number
    1994.161, W3509
  • Accession number
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Record richness
teacloth, embroidered W3509
teacloth, embroidered W3509


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, W3509
  • Notes
    embroidered linen table cloth made by Armenian woman, WW1
    Sent home from Egypt to Alice J Briggs of Whangarei, by 13/2236 John S Strachan, NZMGC
    "This embroidery was made by Armenian women at the end of the Great War. They had suffered great hardships and loss of life, and made and sold beautiful embroidery to raise funds. There was a shortage of cloth and it will be noted that there are several small pieces stitched together." [notes from donor]
    Purchased & sent back to NZ by J.S. Pearson [Auckland Mounted Rifles] to Alice Josephine Briggs, his fiancee (donor's mother). John. Pearson later died of malaria and did not return to NZ.
  • Event
    28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
  • Person
  • Place
  • Subject category
  • Production
    not researched
    World War 1, 1914-18, wars
  • Consists of
    0 - Whole › linen (material)
    linen, embroidered
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole height : 950mm
    • 0 - Whole width : 950mm
  • Classification
  • Record created
    13 May 2015

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