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Predicate Object 1982.76 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, W2596 2017-05-17T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-04-08T03:00:11.395Z Carried Away 50 war art Beaded reticule made by Turkish POW, Egypt, 1918, WW1 Turkish prisoners of war, captured during the Sinai Palestine campaign, made a variety of beaded souvenirs. During this campaign many thousands of men were taken prisoner, and by making and selling souvenir items could earn small sums of money to buy additional cigarettes and other comforts. Men who served in Palestine during the war brought home an assortment of souvenir items, many bought from local bazaars, but including items made by prisoners. Beaded reticule made by Turkish POW, Egypt, 1918 Reticule purse made from trade beads, mainly black with three pairs of horizontal white lines and band with words: "TURKISH PRISONERS 1918" reticule
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