Painted carved wooden tray by Michele Iannetta and fellow internees

This is a handcarved and painted wooden tray made by Michele Iannetta and fellow Italian Canadian internees whiled interned during the Second World War.

The tray is rectangular with rounded corners. There are handles on either sides.  The inside of a tray has a painted red and green floral wreath motif surrounding the initials of MI. The tray is likely varnished.

This is one of two trays that are still with the family of  Guido Iannetta (son of Michele Iannetta) and Josie Latessa-Iannetta (daughter-in-law of Michele Iannetta).  The trays were part of a larger group of handmade carved wooden items sent to Guido and his mother, Antonia, by Michele. Over the years, some of the wooden items were given away, traded, or sold out of necessity.