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$ 3,600

Antique Japanese Gourd Shape Bamboo Ikebana Basket

Origin United States
Period 1920-1949
Materials bamboo and rattan
Dimensions
W. 18 in; H. 10 in; D. 10 in;
W. 45.72 cm; H. 25.4 cm; D. 25.4 cm;
Condition Good. fine with age patina
Creation Date 1920-40s
Description A lovely Japanese bamboo ikebana basket in the shape of gourd with an open mouth and a body circa 1920-40s. The piece was woven in great details and styles with mostly irregular and loose twining weaving technique. Several different kinds of bamboos and sizes of whole rods and stripes were used together to construct the body and the ribbons that commonly seen tied on the guard. The bamboo material used are "sooted" bamboo (susutake in Japanese), which were collected in old houses where years of smoke created a natural patina on the surface. It gives the piece an age elegance. Gourd is an auspicious symbol in Asian countries like Japan and China. It is associated with the holder of ambrosia thus an emblem for longevity or immortality.
Styles / Movements Asian, Bespoke, Traditional
Patterns Asian/Oriental, Geometric, Handmade
Incollect Reference Number 381164
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