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Immigrant Brooch, ca. 1994

This is a Brooch. It was designed by Esther Knobel. It is dated ca. 1994 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is recycled tin, painted fabric, nickel silver, stainless steel wire, elastic thread. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

An immigrant from Poland, Knobel takes a lighter look at the many ways people have come to live in Israel in her immigrant series. She uses recycled metal scraps and an appropriated colorful figure from a Chinese tea box to imagine how Genghis Khan might have entered on a chariot.

This object was donated by Susan Lewin. It is credited The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

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  • The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
  • 2016-34-58

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 11.2 × 14 × 1.8 cm (4 7/16 × 5 1/2 × 11/16 in.)

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Immigrant Brooch, ca. 1994; Designed by Esther Knobel ; recycled tin, painted fabric, nickel silver, stainless steel wire, elastic thread; H x W x D: 11.2 × 14 × 1.8 cm (4 7/16 × 5 1/2 × 11/16 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-59

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.

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