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Origami Crane with Bold Designs

Object Details

Artist
Ira Blount
Date
late 20th-early 21st Century
Medium
origami paper, folded
Dimensions
4 13/16 × 3 11/16 × 2 1/8 in. (12.3 × 9.4 × 5.4 cm)
Cite As
Gift of Ira Blount
Caption
Curvilinear and geometric designs decorate this green, white, yellow, orange, and blue origami crane with gold accents. Though the Japanese art of origami can be traced back to the 14th century, after the United States used the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War Two, the tradition of folding paper cranes became associated with wishes for world peace. This crane, made by local artist and World War II veteran Ira Blount, represents art’s capacity for building bridges across cultures.
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
2011.0004.0085
Type
origami
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8429a219f-ed80-460d-a6a7-554abbab6ee3
Record ID
acm_2011.0004.0085
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