This round, beaded basket uses wood splints and reeds woven in a plain weave. A God’s Eye design connects the handle to the body and a string of green glass beads adorn the top of the handle. Another string of green beads is attached in a decorative loop on the sides of the basket.
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.