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[Handmade egg basket]

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Artist:
Ira Blount
Medium:
reed
Type:
basket
Description:
Large reed egg basket with design at the bases of the handle. 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:
2011.0004.0060
See more items in:
Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_2011.0004.0060

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