Egg Basket with Handle
- Ira Blount
- late 20th-early 21st Century
- wood splint, reed
- 5 1/4 × 5 7/16 × 6 11/16 in. (13.3 × 13.8 × 17 cm)
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- Gift of Ira Blount
- A woven God’s Eye design attaches the handle to the body of this small egg basket. Artist Ira Blount wove the natural-colored wood splints and round reeds in a plain weave. The weave and color maintain a uniform rhythm while manipulating space in interesting ways. The handle is covered with a plain weave.
- Artist and craftsman Ira Blount presented an egg basket, like this one, to the members of the greater Washington region craft guild the Basket Bunch, a group he had participated in since the early 1980s. In a 2009 documentary profiling Blount, he reflects, “Going to classes to learn…is fine, but when you do these things without any help, I think it’s more beneficial and the product turns out to be better because of the fact that you put a lot of work into it and it’s your own.”
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