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Artist:
Ira Blount  Search this
Medium:
wood splint, seagrass
Dimensions:
5 7/8 × 6 3/4 in. (15 × 17.2 cm)
Type:
basket
Date:
late 20th-early 21st Century
Caption:
This basket is made of wood splints and round reeds woven in a plain weave. The splint handle is wrapped in thin, evenly spaced wood splints. Artist Ira Blount created texture by using double plied twisted seagrass cord and a wrapped seagrass decoration to accent the sides of the basket near the handle. The combination of the woven splints, reeds, and seagrass cord creates visual interest throughout.
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:
2011.0004.0016
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8f5cfe0ba-9064-418f-b42f-08dc2260b727
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:acm_2011.0004.0016