Basket #8

  • Marion Hildebrandt, Basket #8, 1985, pine needles and raffia, 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

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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.

Title
Basket #8
Artist
Date
1985
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
4 x 8 3/4 in. (10.2 x 22.2 cm) diam.
Credit Line

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

Mediums
Mediums Description
pine needles and raffia
Classifications
Object Number
1998.122.12
Palette
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