Spinning thread from hemp twine, Changi
|Title||Spinning thread from hemp twine, Changi|
|Maker||Griffin, Murray (Artist)|
|Place made||Singapore: Changi|
|Medium||brush and brown ink and wash with pen and blue ink, heightened with white on paper|
|Measurement||Overall: 36.2 x 46.8 cm|
Men from the 18th (British) Division Royal Army Ordnance Corps spinning thread from hemp twine with a machine designed and made in the Changi prisoner of war camp by Captain G U Hill and Regimental Sergeant Major C G Miller. The design is astonishingly intricate. 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.