Red and Gold Origami Crane

Object Details

Artist
Ira Blount
Date
late 20th-early 21st Century
Medium
origami paper, folded
Dimensions
4 13/16 × 3 7/16 × 2 9/16 in. (12.3 × 8.8 × 6.5 cm)
Cite As
Gift of Ira Blount
Caption
In Japan, the crane symbolizes good luck, longevity, and fidelity. This origami crane is folded on a red sheet of paper featuring a metallic gold geometric design known as the asanoha, or hemp leaf pattern. Here, traditional symbolism and artist Ira Blount’s hope—that his artwork will “lift…spirits”—combine to create a delicate and graceful origami bird.
After moving to Washington, DC following World War II, Ira Blount mastered dozens of artisanal crafts. His love for crafting, learning, and community engagement would endure over the course of his long life and career.
Accession Number
2011.0004.0080
Type
origami
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8d3c79878-2627-418d-998f-f148c9dc3d79
Record ID
acm_2011.0004.0080
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