Inlaid Wood American Flag

Inlaid Wood American Flag

Maker: Joseph Dias

Date Made: 1961

Medium: Wood

Dimensions: 34 x 48 1/4 inches

A large American flag made of 2,037 individual pieces of wood inlaid to form the stars and stripes design.   The artist selected different kinds of wood, because of their natural colors, from five countries: Brazil, Portuguese Africa, British Guiana, Guatemala, and Canada.  All of the wood was hand cut by the artist. 

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum