• Darning tool
    Photographed by Katie Powell, July 2019
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Darning tool

Museum Work

Resource TypeObjects
Date of Creationearly 20th century
GenreDaily Life & Household;Clothing, Jewellery & Textiles
Object ID2018.002.004
CreatorUnknown
Place of Creationlikely Germany
DescriptionMushroom-shaped wooden darning tool used to repair holes in fabric or knitting. Surface worn and scratched, especially on the top. 
Materials/Techniqueswooden
Measurements11.5 x 5.5 cm
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2018 by Andrew Rosengarten.
Classificationdarning mushrooms
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Andrew Rosengarten
NoteBrought by the Berger family from Berlin, Germany to Shanghai, China during their escape from Nazi persecution after Kristallnacht.