Dmitry Levit Asian Art
19th century Japanese woven bamboo ikebana basket made in informal Japanese (as opposed to formal Chinese) style of asymmetrical weave of narrow bamboo strips with wider ones, beautiful warm patina from smoking process and age. The base is woven in hexagonal grid with three larger pieces inserted for support. Signed KYOKUSHOSAI on one of the pieces - the artist Suzuki Kyokushosai (1872-1936) is well known Japanese basket maker. and the basket appears to be his early work...