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Artist:
Ira Blount  Search this
Medium:
wood splint, reed, coating, adhesive
Dimensions:
10 3/4 × 11 5/16 × 17 13/16 in. (27.3 × 28.8 × 45.3 cm)
Type:
basket
Date:
2007
Caption:
This natural-colored, plaited wood splint basket has a flat bottom. The splints vary in thickness, and the repetition of the weave achieves a formal balance. Coatings on the splint handle highlight the natural grain of the wood. The single-lashed rim includes a round reed. Pencil marks remain as evidence of the artist’s process.
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.
Cite As:
Gift of Ira Blount
Accession Number:
2011.0004.0006
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8549a30b6-85af-4fcb-bd77-3059543d67e1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_2011.0004.0006