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Basket #8

1985 Marion Hildebrandt Born: Glendale, California 1925 Died: 2011 pine needles and raffia 4 x 8 3/4 in. (10.2 x 22.2 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Theodore Cohen in memory of his mother and her sisters: Rose Melmon Cohen, Blanche Melmon, Mary Melmon Greenberg and Fanny Melmon Liberman 1998.122.12 Not currently on view

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This basket shows Marion Hildebrandt's appreciation for the natural beauty of the objects she uses to construct her pieces. She fabricated this basket from pine needles on which she left the thick, rough roots intact. The roots add texture to the surface of the basket and create a lively pattern and rustic quality.


decorative arts

Crafts - Fiber

plant material - needles

plant material - raffia