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  • Description

    Green chiffon scarf.

  • Date

    • 1944-1946
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  • Findspot

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  • Dimensions

    • Length: 138 centimetres
    • Width: 45 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Donations and Purchases Book: the donor 'went out to Burma before World War II and served throughout the war with Burmese and Karen forces, and the 'chindits'.

    Donations Book: 'A man's and a woman's costume from Bassein (?) city, Burma. Acquired as a gift sometime 1944 - 46.'

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  • Acquisition notes

    Acquired as a gift circa 1944 - 1946. Given by the donor in memory of her late husband Malcolm A Freshney.

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