[Handmade basket with pink and brown design accents and handle]
reed, wood, and dye.
Egg basket with pink and brown design and woven handle. An egg basket is a small rib basket with rounded woven halves that would traditionally be used to keep eggs from rolling against one another int he basket. The indentation at the center also allowed the basket to rest more easily on a person's hip or on the neck of a horse or mule, and thus the basket may also be called a "hip" or "neck" basket.
Ira Blount's Crafts Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Ira Blount.