Reed Basket with Handle

Object Details

Artist
Ira Blount
Date
late 20th-early 21st Century
Medium
wood splint, reed, coating
Dimensions
5 × 3 1/2 × 3 in. (12.7 × 8.9 × 7.6 cm)
Cite As
Gift of Ira Blount
Caption
Wood splints create a plain weave in this rectangular-shaped, flat-bottomed basket. The splints are brown and light brown in color, and the shape of the basket is tapered upward. Some of the darker splints show differences in coating, reminding the viewer of the gathering and hand-dying steps involved in the basket-making process. The handle is undecorated.
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
2011.0004.0042
Type
basket
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8f5a24ed3-620e-4431-93b0-6bac2334fc1d
Record ID
acm_2011.0004.0042
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