Melon-Shaped Basket with Millefiori Beads
- Ira Blount
- c. 1989
- wood splint, reed, glass, waxed linen cord, dye, adhesive
- 8 1/8 × 8 15/16 × 9 1/2 in. (20.6 × 22.7 × 24.2 cm)
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- Gift of Ira Blount
- The variation of light brown reeds and wood splints creates a visual pattern and sense of texture. The handle is covered with a plain weave. A string of colorful glass millefiori beads adorns the basket below the rim. Their bright colors and designs contrast with the simple plain weave, adding an element of whimsy.
- 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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