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Origami Kimono on Red Background

Object Details

Artist
Ira Blount
Date
2007
Medium
origami paper, cardstock
Dimensions
4 15/16 × 3 9/16 in. (12.5 × 9 cm)
Cite As
Gift of Ira Blount
Caption
A bright red paper background highlights the red and mauve designs in this origami kimono. The white, pink, purple, and beige patterned garment features gold metallic embellishments along with cherry blossoms and brown twigs. The continuity of the twig that curves from the top left of the waist down to the center of the skirt’s bottom, evidencing the artist’s skillful ability to manipulate the paper’s patterns and folds to create a compelling design.
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
2011.0004.0097
Type
origami
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Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8e340b890-0aa5-4164-9424-7962dd5f9e17
Record ID
acm_2011.0004.0097
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