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Melon-Shaped Basket with God’s Eye

Object Details

Artist
Ira Blount
Date
late 20th-early 21st Century
Medium
wood splint, reed, seagrass
Dimensions
11 5/8 × 13 3/16 × 11 5/8 in. (29.5 × 33.5 × 29.5 cm)
Cite As
Gift of Ira Blount
Caption
Artist Ira Blount uses a plain weave made of round reeds and wood splints in this melon-shaped basket. Double-plied twisted seagrass cord creates two vertical stripes along the sides of the basket. The seagrass cord also decorates the handle, which is attached to the body of the basket with a woven God’s Eye design.
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
2011.0004.0058
Type
basket
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Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8670ffe1e-d496-4e0b-a88a-ed9c8485167c
Record ID
acm_2011.0004.0058
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