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The Women’s Embroideries of Internment in the Far East 1942–1945

In its many and varied forms embroidery has been universally used by women not only to express their creativity but also to depict their life experiences. This chapter argues that by utilizing simple domestic items and the material fragments of their repressed lives, many interned women demonstrated that they were not only part of ‘a fl owering of creativity’ within the camp but they were also record keepers and the makers of memorials to those interned.