Gray Origami Kimono

Object Details

Artist
Ira Blount
Date
2007
Medium
paper, cardstock
Dimensions
4 15/16 × 3 9/16 in. (12.5 × 9 cm)
Cite As
Gift of Ira Blount
Caption
Butterflies and flowers decorate this origami kimono, notable for its gray and pink color palette. The traditional Japanese garment is mounted on a solid blue background, drawing attention to the blue undertones in the pattered paper. Both the subject matter of the kimono and the origami form evidence of artist Ira Blount’s (1918-2020) interest in incorporating different cultural traditions into his work.
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
2011.0004.0095
Type
origami
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8922bdafa-ddba-4349-89ed-e7344257a6ee
Record ID
acm_2011.0004.0095
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