Turkish Prisoner of War beadwork purse : Masseur E C Lowe and Lieutenant W L Lamrock

Accession Number REL33244
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Cardboard, Cotton, Glass
Maker United Nations
Place made Egypt
Date made c 1919
Conflict Period 1910-1919
First World War, 1914-1918

Black and white hand made latice netting beaded bag or purse, with discoloured cream coloured cotton lining. The design of the beads creates a diamond pattern in horizontal bands of black and then white beads. The opening of the bag has a reinforced loomwork band which is decorated with the words 'TURKISH' and 'PRISONERS' in white beads on either side, with a black bead background. This is overlapped with two triangular sections of latice netting beadwork that has dark coloured cotton tassles at the end of each section. The bag can be carried by a three strand twisted black and white threaded strap, with the lower edge decorated with black and white bead fringing.

History / Summary

Specific history unknown.