This is a Brooch. It was designed by Kazumi Nagano. It is dated 2015 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is folded linen paper, nylon thread, gold wire, silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
For this brooch, Nagano wove linen paper on a handloom and folded it into a curvaceous three dimensional form utilizing the traditional Japanese technique of origami.
This object was
It is credited
The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 11.3 × 8 × 4.1 cm (4 7/16 × 3 1/8 × 1 5/8 in.)
It has the following markings
On reverse, sewed on, a tag of paper-cloth stamped in red, a Japanese cipher
Cite this object as
Brooch, 2015; Designed by Kazumi Nagano (Japanese, b. 1946); folded linen paper, nylon thread, gold wire, silver; H x W x D: 11.3 × 8 × 4.1 cm (4 7/16 × 3 1/8 × 1 5/8 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-74
In addition to Collection Selects: Wyss Institute, this object was previously on display as part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.