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Tree Bark Container with Beads

Object Details

Artist
Ira Blount
Date
late 20th-early 21st Century
Medium
tree bark, wood splint, twig, glass, waxed linen cord
Dimensions
6 11/16 × 7 1/16 × 4 1/8 in. (17 × 18 × 10.5 cm)
Cite As
Gift of Ira Blount
Caption
This container is made of smooth tree bark folded and bent at the edges. The rim is a wood splint, and the handle retains some of the original nodes of the twig from which it was shaped. This encourages the viewer to consider the physical environments in which the materials were found and transformed. The container is accented with reddish-orange and white beads and orange waxed linen.
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
2011.0004.0051
Type
basket
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl88b4331a6-0b72-47fe-8330-b6b541928131
Record ID
acm_2011.0004.0051
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