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Egg Basket with Narrow Handle

Object Details

Artist
Ira Blount
Date
1992
Medium
wood splint, reed, seagrass
Dimensions
11 3/4 × 15 11/16 × 13 3/16 in. (29.8 × 39.8 × 33.5 cm)
Cite As
Gift of Ira Blount
Caption
A narrow handle attaches to the body of this egg basket, denoting it as decorative rather than functional. Double-plied twisted seagrass cord creates a portion of the plain weave. Artist Ira Blount also used wood splints and round reeds to supplement the seagrass cord, creating an overall textured surface. The delicacy of the design and handle contrasts with the basket’s sturdy shape and form.
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
2011.0004.0069
Type
basket
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Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8f05be924-f882-435d-9cd3-9b1ac0d0a43d
Record ID
acm_2011.0004.0069
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