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[Handmade multicolored egg basket with handle]

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Blount, Ira
Small egg basket with multicolor design and diamond accent at base of 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 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.
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Ira Blount's Crafts Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Ira Blount.
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