Egg Basket with God's Eye

Object Details

Artist
Ira Blount
Date
2006
Medium
wood splint, reed
Dimensions
12 5/8 × 15 7/8 × 13 3/8 in. (32 × 40.3 × 34 cm)
Cite As
Gift of Ira Blount
Caption
This natural-colored egg basket uses a combination of wood splints and round reeds to create a plain weave. The basket is remarkable in the consistency of the weave, though the thicknesses of the splints vary. Artist Ira Blount put his initials and the number “06” on the bottom, indicating the year that he created the basket. A God’s Eye design attaches the wood handle to the body.
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
2011.0004.0072
Type
basket
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8c78f1b05-f447-4795-b4cf-b227b54f9bd8
Record ID
acm_2011.0004.0072
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