Melon-Shaped Basket with God’s Eye
- Ira Blount
- late 20th-early 21st Century
- wood splint, reed, seagrass
- 11 5/8 × 13 3/16 × 11 5/8 in. (29.5 × 33.5 × 29.5 cm)
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- Gift of Ira Blount
- 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.
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