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Ojo de Agua Necklace, 2005

This is a Necklace. It was designed by Kiff Slemmons. It is dated 2005 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is handmade paper. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Ojo de Agua, meaning "eye of water" or "watering hole," is an early example of Slemmons's ongoing work with the Taller Arte Papel paper workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico. Her explorations in jewelry of handmade paper began about fifteen years ago, with an invitation from Francisco Toledo of the workshop to teach designs that the paper artisans could reproduce. That project evolved into "many layers of production and collaboration."

It is credited The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

  • Necklace, 2001
  • stamped paper discs strung together.
  • Gift of Vicki Halper in honor of Marion Gartler.
  • 2016-42-2
  • Necklace
  • gold, silver.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1993-114-8
  • Necklace
  • paper.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1993-114-9

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Necklace (Norway), 1983
  • hammered steel nails, raised gold, silver, mother-of-pearl.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Funds and....
  • 1984-83-1

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 1.2 × 32 cm (1/2 × 12 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

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Cite this object as

Ojo de Agua Necklace, 2005; Designed by Kiff Slemmons (American, b. 1944); handmade paper; H x diam.: 1.2 × 32 cm (1/2 × 12 5/8 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-100

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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