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Christmas Basket

1968 Ed Rossbach Born: Chicago, Illinois 1914 Died: Berkeley, California 2002 synthetic ribbon, plastic found objects, macrame 7 3/8 × 12 × 9 3/8 in. (18.7 × 30.5 × 23.8 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Diane and Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, New Mexico 1997.95.2 Not currently on view


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"I like to do things that are absolutely technically perfect and I like to do things that look as though a child made them." Ed Rossbach, quoted in 40 Years of Exploration…, 1990

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In the mid-1960s, Ed Rossbach took some time away from weaving wall hangings to explore different "off-loom" fiber projects. He tried coiling baskets, wrapping lampshade frames in raffia, and even macramé. Christmas Basket was woven from gift-wrap ribbon and incorporates plastic holly berries and leaves as well as cloth poinsettia petals.

Keywords

Ceremony - holiday - Christmas

Object - foliage - holly

decorative arts - fiber

Crafts - Fiber

plastic

About Ed Rossbach

Born: Chicago, Illinois 1914 Died: Berkeley, California 2002

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