Long Beaded Strap
- Ira Blount
- late 20th-early 21st Century
- glass beads, nylon thread
- 14 15/16 × 2 9/16 × 1/16 in. (38 × 6.5 × 0.2 cm)
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- Gift of Ira Blount
- Uniformity, symmetry, and precision are the defining characteristics of this beaded strap. In the center of the piece, a small green diamond is surrounded by yellow, orange, white, and black borders. Other shapes, including chevrons and triangles, draw attention to the geometry underpinning this beadwork. A delicate thread fringe on each short end completes the decorative craft.
- 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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- Anacostia Community Museum
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