As this month is the 70th anniversary of the Second World War I thought it would be a good chance to bring out my collection of wartime home front textiles and ephemera. I'll give a talk and display my collection here at the shop on Thursday 27th August from 7pm until 8.30ish (we'll have a cup of tea as well). The collection isn't huge but includes propaganda fabrics, senninbari amulet belts, fabric air raid helmets, a comfort doll, magazines, postcards etc. If you'd like to come along there's no charge but I don't have a lot of space so please send me an email or give me a call so I know how many are coming.
Late1930's undergarment fabric:
Detail of senninbari ('thousand people needle') amulet belt:
Imon ningyo (comfort doll) designs by Nakahara Junichi: