Basket with Beaded Design

Object Details

Artist
Ira Blount
Date
late 20th-early 21st Century
Medium
reed, glass, thread
Dimensions
6 3/8 × 7 in. (16.2 × 17.8 cm)
Cite As
Gift of Ira Blount
Caption
This round basket is decorated with a purple and white beaded design underneath the lip. The reeds vary in hue from natural-colored to mauve, and are woven in a plain weave (also referred to as a tabby weave). The simple form of the basket focuses attention on the decorative beading and matching tones of the dyed reeds.
After moving to Washington, DC following World War II, Ira Blount mastered dozens of artisanal crafts. His love for crafting, learning, and community engagement would endure over the course of his long life and career.
Accession Number
2011.0004.0008
Type
basket
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8dc18f3b2-d92e-446f-a6bc-c6be6501e146
Record ID
acm_2011.0004.0008
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