Basket with Swing Handle
- Ira Blount
- late 20th-early 21st Century
- wood splint
- 15 15/16 × 9 3/16 × 9 1/16 in. (40.5 × 23.3 × 23 cm)
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- Gift of Ira Blount
- With its swing handle and double-lashed rim design, this square basket closely resembles a traditional “Taconic” basket—named after the Columbia County, New York mountain range and region. The basket is woven in a plain weave using wood splints. It is wider in the middle and narrows at the top and bottom, in a nod to artist Ira Blount’s persistent interest in exploring different shapes and forms.
- Blount experimented with multiple different basketmaking styles, techniques, and traditions. The addition of the Taconic-style basket to his repertoire demonstrates the breadth of his expertise and his willingness to be inspired by art from different regions and time periods.
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