Takahashi Blue Jay Bird Pin Hand Carved Wood Long Ribbed Tail Signed K.t. For SaleTakahashi Blue Jay Bird Pin Hand Carved Wood Long Ribbed Tail Signed K.T.
Takahashi Blue Jay Bird Pin Hand Carved Wood Long Ribbed Tail Blue Orange Black Wing Hand Painted Signed K.T.
Takahashi Blue Jay Bird Pin
Hand Carved Wood and Hand Painted
Beautiful Vibrant Blues, Oranges, highlighted with Black
Twisted Copper Wire Legs and Feet
Roll over Safety Clasp Pin back with Rivets
Very good to EXCELLENT condition with NO scratches, chips or paint wear
After Pearl Harbor, Japanese-Americans Yoneguma and Kiyoka Takahashi and their three young sons were incarcerated at the Poston III internment camp for three and a half years. While there, the Takahashi’s participated in a bird carving class where they learned the art of carving and painting bird pins using meager materials scrounged from scraps left-over wood that was used to build the camp. From the beginning, the couple excelled at the craft. Upon their release, unable to find work due to the continuing xenophobic attitudes against those of Japanese ancestry, the Takahashi’s started a home-based business making and selling handcrafted bird pins.
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