Woven Cord Footstool
- Ira Blount
- cord (fiber product) and wood
- 9 × 12 1/4 × 9 in. (22.9 × 31.1 × 22.9 cm)
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- Gift of Ira Blount
- Ordinary objects can also be works of art, like this footstool made by Ira Blount (1918-2020). Its white woven top carries out a nautical theme as well as a numerical one. Quartets of cord woven into a pattern stretch taut across four dowels joined to four square posts of white oak. Below, four beech rungs also support the footstool’s rectangular frame.
- 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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