Reed Basket with Handle
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- Ira Blount
- Wood splints create a plain weave in this rectangular-shaped, flat-bottomed basket. The splints are brown and light brown in color, and the shape of the basket is tapered upward. Some of the darker splints show differences in coating, reminding the viewer of the gathering and hand-dying steps involved in the basket-making process. The handle is undecorated.
- 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.
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- Gift of Ira Blount
- late 20th-early 21st Century
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- wood splint, reed, coating
- 5 × 3 1/2 × 3 in. (12.7 × 8.9 × 7.6 cm)
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- Anacostia Community Museum Collection
- Anacostia Community Museum
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