Sandal making, Changi
ID numberART25064
Collection typeArt
TitleSandal making, Changi
MeasurementOverall: 26 x 36 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerGriffin, Murray
Place madeSingapore: Changi
Date made1945
Physical descriptionpen and ink and wash over pencil on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionIn 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.