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Karamono-Style Japanese Ikebanan Basket

Karamono-Style Japanese Ikebanan Basket


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1930: Item # 1328165

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This is an extraordinary bamboo basket of rare form with tall, looped handle and intricate design. Constructed of fine strips of bamboo woven in open work and twined plating, its forked handle is wrapped securely to the body with interlocking v-knots and butterfly knots. Elaborate insect wrapping along the top and at the base adds to the basket's visual impact. The basket is signed "Chiku'ko-sai" on the base. This basket is in excellent condition with no breaks or damage. Height: 20" Taisho Period (1912-1926), Japan