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ID number ART25073
Title The Scraper of Coconuts
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Griffin, Murray (Artist)
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1945
Medium brush and ink heightened with white, over pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 53.5 x 31 cm (irregular)


A general method of treating coconuts at Changi until the Japanese refused their admission into camp. Man shredding flesh from coconut shell. The inset image shows the scraping implement used to scrape the coconuts.