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Japanese Antique Bamboo Basket Wicker Trunk with Washi Lining

Japanese Antique Bamboo Basket Wicker Trunk with Washi Lining


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1900: Item # 1407464

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GALLERY TSUMUGI
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3-6-15 Koyama, Shinagawa-Ku
Tokyo, Japan
81933328471

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 $90.00 
Bamboo basket container coated with urushi. It is handwoven of bamboo strips and covered with washi (Japanese handmade papaer), and then painted with black urushi. It has a label inside which says "Kataji kawago" which used to be a basket made of bamboo or wicker and covered with deer skin, or covered with washi later. It also says it was made in Ise in Mie Prefecture. It has vegetable indigo dyed washi lining. Generally in good condition but has many parts urushi came off, breaks and wear. 19th century. L:43cm w:18cm H:10cm