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Egg Basket with Handle

Object Details

Artist
Ira Blount
Date
1992
Medium
wood splint, reed
Dimensions
13 1/16 × 13 3/16 × 15 3/16 in. (33.2 × 33.5 × 38.5 cm)
Cite As
Gift of Ira Blount
Caption
This egg basket uses a combination of natural-colored wood splints and round reeds to create a plain weave with subtle patterning. Artist Ira Blount creates a U-shaped design around the God’s Eye design by substituting three thin round reeds for one wood splint in the weave. The wood handle is covered by a plain weave with a reed weft.
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
2011.0004.0071
Type
basket
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Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8afa69e7f-5f37-4b52-bcb9-2bd7c21493bc
Record ID
acm_2011.0004.0071
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