A marvelous ikebana bamboo basket, especially beautiful both for its
form and for its deft plaiting of the natural materials chosen by the artist.
With evenly spaced strips of bamboo worked in elegant "thousand-line"
construction and by the banding of finely stitched rattan and bamboo, the
twining along its pedestal base sets off this specimen piece, establishing it
firmly in the pantheon of great bamboo artistry. The renowned bamboo artist ,
Suemura Shobun, recognized in 1973 by the city of Osaka for reviving interest
in bamboo arts, reaffirms his reputation here - through concept, structure, color
and technical proficiency.
The Suemura Shobun incised signature of this great artist can be found on the base.
This basket is in very good condition with no splits or breaks and includes tomobako
Published: "Collecting Japanese Antiques" by Alistair Seton, page 294.
Circa 1960 (Showa Period), Japan