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Ikebana Basket of Unusual, Square Form

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1900: Item # 1234796

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Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd.
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An extremely rare bamboo ikebana basket of square form, its shape and style reminiscent of ancient ceremonial bronze vessels. It has an elegant, tall and removable trapezoidal handle with textile-patterned wrapping. The flared skirt and neck are woven in mat plaiting with thin strips of sooted bamboo, elaborate wraps and stitch work in the form of shrimp at the base on all four sides. A rare Meiji basket such as this one, used to contain fresh-cut flowers during the tea ceremony could have been a focal point in the tokonoma of a private home, villa or monastery . This basket is an extraordinary example of the artform and is In excellent condition. Height: 27” Edo Period, Japan