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[Handmade egg basket with handle]

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Artist:
Blount, Ira
Medium:
reed and wood
National Origin:
American
Type:
baskets
Description:
Small handmade egg basket. An egg basket is a rib basket with rounded woven halves that would traditionally be used to keep eggs from rolling against one another in the 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.
Cite As:
Ira Blount's Crafts Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Ira Blount.
Accession Number:
2011.0004.0037
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum

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