Kōrero: Crafts and applied arts

Decorated ashtray, 1930s (2 o 3)

Decorated ashtray, 1930s

This wooden ashtray decorated using pyrography (or pokerwork) was made by a disabled soldier in the 1930s. After the First World War injured and disabled soldiers were encouraged to take up craft for rehabilitation purposes. Woodwork and basketry were the main forms of rehabilitation crafts, but soldiers also sewed and embroidered.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: GH020666

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Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, 'Crafts and applied arts - Craft from the 1900s to 1920s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/45274/decorated-ashtray-1930s (accessed 28 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014