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Medium:
Plastic
Dimensions:
Each: 20 × 10 in. (50.8 × 25.4 cm)
Type:
Artificial flowers and trees
Date:
Twentieth century
Description:
Three pink and white rhododendrons with green leaves made from plastic.
Label Text:
Artificial flowers have a long history. They were made by the ancient Chinese and the Greeks. For centuries, artificial flowers have been made from pottery, enamel, metal, feathers, paper, and many other materials. Creating artificial flowers is a meticulous art form. Every petal, stem, leaf, and stamen must be cut, shaped, painted, and carefully assembled by hand. Some are designed to be arranged in a bowl or vase for display and others to be worn. Part of the appeal of artificial flowers is their permanence and unblemished beauty.
Topic:
plastic  Search this
Artificial flowers  Search this
flowers (plants)  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1988.030.001-.003
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/aq4e60f2759-5e5a-4ec4-9d58-1c53c1f91948
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1988.030.001-.003