Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, W3509
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.
28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
- 0 - Whole height : 950mm
- 0 - Whole width : 950mm
13 May 2015
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