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Rectangular-Shaped Basket with Handle

Object Details

Artist
Ira Blount
Date
1983
Medium
wood splint, reed, dye
Dimensions
6 7/8 × 11 × 10 3/16 in. (17.5 × 28 × 25.8 cm)
Cite As
Gift of Ira Blount
Caption
By varying wood splints of different thicknesses, artist Ira Blount creates a rectangular-shaped, flat bottomed basket. The splints differ in color, with some exhibiting a pink hue, while others are a warm light-brown. The handle and rim are accented with a matching cross design, and the rim comprises a single reed.
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. Created in 1983, this is an early example of Blount’s work in basketry, a medium in which he began to work in 1980.
Accession Number
2011.0004.0010
Type
basket
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl89c67b631-3b6e-42b8-ba7b-9ccfd801fcc7
Record ID
acm_2011.0004.0010
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