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Flat-Bottomed Basket with Handle

Object Details

Artist
Ira Blount
Date
1997
Medium
wood splint, coating
Dimensions
4 5/16 × 4 3/8 × 5 1/8 in. (10.9 × 11.1 × 13 cm)
Cite As
Gift of Ira Blount
Caption
This small, wood splint basket is woven in a plain weave that creates a unified, balanced composition. The undecorated handle contrasts with the single-lashed rim of the basket, which has a flat, rectangular-shaped bottom.
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
2011.0004.0040
Type
basket
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8f652f698-7c56-4454-a5fb-e102b78caa2e
Record ID
acm_2011.0004.0040
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