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ID number ART25064
Title Sandal making, Changi
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Griffin, Murray (Artist)
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1945
Medium pen and ink and wash over pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 26 x 36 cm

Description

In 1944 the Japanese began to supply POW's in Changi Camp with bundles of sheet rubber from which,though it was of poor quality, the prisoners were able to make better sandals than before. Drawing shows men making sandals from sheet rubber supplied by Japanese, a finished pair shown in inset. The prisoners in Changi established a workshop within the camp to produce most items, such as shoes, artificial limbs, cooking equipment, needed by the men.