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Melon-Shaped Basket with Brown Stripes

Object Details

Artist
Ira Blount
Date
late 20th-early 21st Century
Medium
wood splint, reed, dye
Dimensions
5 7/8 × 6 5/8 × 6 1/4 in. (14.9 × 16.8 × 15.8 cm)
Cite As
Gift of Ira Blount
Caption
This melon-shaped basket contrasts pale, medium, and dark brown colors. The variety of the wood splints and round reeds creates texture and visual interest. Artist Ira Blount constructed the handle with an alternating plain weave anchored by a woven God’s Eye design where the handle attaches to the basket.
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
2011.0004.0050
Type
basket
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl86333dad2-032b-497d-9316-c75c916a7d43
Record ID
acm_2011.0004.0050
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