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Artist:
Ira Blount  Search this
Medium:
wood splint, reed, glass, waxed linen cord
Dimensions:
5 1/4 × 5 11/16 × 5 1/2 in. (13.3 × 14.5 × 14 cm)
Type:
basket
Date:
late 20th-early 21st Century
Caption:
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.
Cite As:
Gift of Ira Blount
Accession Number:
2011.0004.0012
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8fa4b3564-8373-4ac7-ae85-4931a8a9a1b2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_2011.0004.0012