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A Superb Old Japanese Bamboo Woven Ikebana Basket from the Meiji period (1868-1912)

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Collection No. TB-4159
Size Height: 30cm
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A Superb Old Japanese Bamboo Woven Ikebana Basket from the Meiji period (1868-1912)

A very beautiful antique Japanese ikebana basket for flower arranging. Made by a very talented basketry artist from split bamboo woven with contrasting dark and twisting wisteria vines.

The creation of Japanese Basketry includes many steps including root selection, conception, processing, and lacquering all based on the important principle of making useful the natural materials and elements of the bamboo roots are different in their forms, either in size or in structure. The Japanese claim that “three-tenths of the work is done by humans, seven-tenths are determined by nature.

Finally comes the principle of seeking singularity and pursuing beauty. No art form is detached from the material used and the basketry artists have to refer to nature for materials and their pursuit of singularity and beauty lies in the process of selecting the materials as well as in the conception process. They have to find out and collect roots of various odd shapes, which gives them creative inspiration. Only after obtaining unique materials can the artist apply his or her wisdom, imagination, and originality to creative bamboo basketry

Provenance: The Todd Barlin Collection of Japanese Fine Asian Art 

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