This wall basket is made of round dyed and natural-colored reeds woven in a plain, or tabby, weave. Some of the reeds are dyed mauve or green, creating vertical stripes. The handle is made of two intertwined wooden twigs, which are attached to the basket with a wood splint. The irregular shape of the twigs contrasts with the structured weave.
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.