Non Tucket Rib

  • Aaron Yakim, Non Tucket Rib, 2001, oak, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Carol and Charles Rademaker and their children, Garth and Louise, in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, 2002.63

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Aaron Yakim designs each basket around the properties of a particular wood, so that each piece is unique. Finding the right tree to use is, for the artist, the most important part of any basketmaking endeavor. White oak, for example, is known for the ease with which it splits, as well as its strength and flexibility. Yakim carefully selects a young white oak tree from among the many in West Virginia's hardwood forests and, using only hand tools, splits the trunk into thin, flexible strips that he can manipulate into unique forms without the use of molds.

Title
Non Tucket Rib
Artists
Date
2001
On View
Dimensions
8 x 10 1/2 x 8 in. (20.3 x 26.7 x 20.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Carol and Charles Rademaker and their children, Garth and Louise, in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – other – basket
Object Number
2002.63
Palette
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