This is a rocking chair. We acquired it in 2014. Its medium is steamed, bent sawn oak slats, nailed to bent hickory wood bark-covered branches. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Furniture made from abundant local hickory has been a strong Amish tradition in Indiana since the 19th century. This graceful form was achieved by bending and nailing long, straight, fresh branches around a frame. Through the use of local materials, the rustic style of this chair links it to the landscape, lessening the boundary between indoors and outdoors.
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Rocking Chair; steamed, bent sawn oak slats, nailed to bent hickory wood bark-covered branches; 2014-44-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Botanical Expressions.