Woven Ceremonial Basket

  • Ed Rossbach, Woven Ceremonial Basket, 1965, fiber, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Diane and Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2001.71.4

Luce Center Label

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.

Luce Object Quote

“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

Title
Woven Ceremonial Basket
Artist
Date
1965
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 x 12 3/4 x 4 in. (5.1 x 32.4 x 10.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Diane and Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Mediums Description
fiber
Classifications
Object Number
2001.71.4
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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