Ed Rossbach, Woven Ceremonial Basket, 1965, fiber, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Diane and Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2001.71.4
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.
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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
Woven Ceremonial Basket
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2 x 12 3/4 x 4 in. (5.1 x 32.4 x 10.2 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Diane and Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, New Mexico
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