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Elegant Waichisai Ikebana Basket

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1940: Item # 903799

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An tall ikebana basket with twining along the base and rim, its loop handle made of hobichiku (old bamboo reed) and represents a major example of the ikebana artform. Its wonderfully- formed body is banded by flat strips of susutake bamboo, dyed and lacquered in hexagonal -openwork plaiting to resemble leather - an identifying technique often employed by this important ikebana artist. Waichisai etched signature on the base. This basket has minor wear near the rim and includes kiriwood tomobako and otoshi. The tomobako is inscribed: "long-handled basket for displaying branches." Height: 23.5" Circa 1930s (Showa Period), Japan