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Basket with Decorative Beading

Object Details

Artist
Ira Blount
Date
late 20th-early 21st Century
Medium
wood splint, reed, glass, waxed linen cord
Dimensions
5 1/4 × 5 11/16 × 5 1/2 in. (13.3 × 14.5 × 14 cm)
Cite As
Gift of Ira Blount
Caption
This round, beaded basket uses wood splints and reeds woven in a plain weave. A God’s Eye design connects the handle to the body and a string of green glass beads adorn the top of the handle. Another string of green beads is attached in a decorative loop on the sides of the basket.
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
2011.0004.0012
Type
basket
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Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8fa4b3564-8373-4ac7-ae85-4931a8a9a1b2
Record ID
acm_2011.0004.0012
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