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TITLE
Trunk, Pennsylvania Dutch motif
 
DESCRIPTION
Trunk, Pennsylvania Dutch motif

Off-white, painted with red and blue Pennsylvania Dutch motif (hearts, flowers, birds). Top of chest has two figures. Wood. 35" L x 21 1/2" W x 23 1/4" H
 
CONTEXT
"Trunk made in Manzanar (California) in 1942. Built from packing crate materials. Masako was asked by her father, Tomiji Nagao, to decorate the trunk. She remembered some Pennsylvania Dutch motifs and painted them freehand onto the trunk."
 
CREDIT
Courtesy of Masako Tanaka
 
DATE
1942