Basket #619

Media - 2011.47.78 - SAAM-2011.47.78_3 - 88851
Copied Jennifer Heller Zurick, Basket #619, 2005, black willow bark, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Martha G. Ware and Steven R. Cole, 2011.47.78

Artwork Details

Title
Basket #619
Date
2005
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
11 389 14 in. diam. (28.823.6 cm) irregular
Credit Line
Gift of Martha G. Ware and Steven R. Cole
Mediums
Mediums Description
black willow bark
Classifications
Object Number
2011.47.78

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A Measure of the Earth
A Measure of the Earth provides an window into the traditional basketry revival of the past fifty years. Nicholas Bell’s essay details the longstanding use of traditional fibers, such as black ash, white oak, willow, and sweetgrass and the perseverance of a select few to harvest these elements—the land itself—for the enrichment of daily life. Drawing on conversations with basketmakers from across the country and reproducing many of their documentary photographs, Bell offers an intimate glimpse of their lifeways, motivations, and hopes. Lavish illustrations of every basket in the exhibition convey the humble, tactile beauty of these functional vessels.