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$ 2,000

Antique Japanese Bamboo Ikebana Basket of Mingei Style

Origin United States
Period 1920-1949
Materials bamboo and rattan
W. 10 in; H. 13.5 in; D. 9 in;
W. 25.4 cm; H. 34.29 cm; D. 22.86 cm;
Condition Good. fine with nice patina
Creation Date 1920-50s
Description A Japanese woven bamboo Ikebana basket circa 1930s-1950s. The basket was woven with "sooted" bamboo (susutake in Japanese). This bamboo materials was collected from traditional thatched-roof houses that had been exposed to decades of smoke from a hearth or cooking fire, therefore the basket displays a deep rich patina that is hard to attain by color-lacquering. The free-hand mat plaiting technique was used to create a swelled body, in which irregular weaving technique was used to embed many bamboo chunks in a random fashion. The bundled bamboo handles were twisted and tightened with rattan knot on top. The piece exhibits a strong sense of rustic charm, the so called Mingei (folk art) style.
Styles / Movements Asian, Bespoke, Traditional
Patterns Abstract, Asian/Oriental, Geometric
Incollect Reference Number 381161
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