Pua blanket, ikat, cotton textile.
- Made in: Manipur (Text from Eth Doc 1820: 'A small village near Imphal'.)
- Length: 205 centimetres (incl. fringes)
- Width: 97 centimetres
See AOA Ethdoc 1820 - Letter Maj. Harwood-Barnes/B Durrans 10 January 1979
This is presumably 'A piece of woven cloth used as a type of table cover or even, possibly an item of clothing, e.g. a sarong. This was given to me by the Major i/c the Australian Troops which I relieved of P.O.W. Guard duties at Bau and Buso, Sarawak. 1946. The unit was the 2/9th Australian Assault Pioneers who had taken the Japanese Surrender at Borneo and Sarawak.'
Text from Eth Doc 1820: 'This item was ordered by me [the Donor] as an ordinary personal possession and cost ten rupees, in 1943. The item was made in a small village near Imphal in Manipur State and paid for by myself. I was at that time a Commandant of a small Japanese and Burmese Moblie P.O.W. Cage operating with a unit known as S.E.A.T.I.C. who were translators and interpretors for 33 Corps.
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Object reference number: EAS26423
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