Kansai karamono basket maker, Chinese-style Karamono Flower Basket $10,000>
Thomsen Gallery

A Japanese bamboo maker from the Kansai region made this Chinese-style basket for the Ikebana flower arrangement, using Madake bamboo and rattan and usring the following techniques: mat plaiting, twined mat plaiting, twining, square plaiting (on base), bending, wrapping, and knotting. The basket comes with a fitted wood storage box, with a paper label "Handled flower basket"

It is a fine example of an early Kansai-region flower basket for use in the Chinese-inspired sencha style of tea-drinking; typical features include the tall handle, symmetrical dense weave, and elaborate knotting.




DESIGNER/

Kansai

DATE/

ca. 1900

MATERIALS/

Bamboo and rattan

DIMENSIONS/

19.8 x 19.2 x 51.3 cm

STYLE/

Historic

HERITAGE/

Japan

SHIPS FROM/

New York

$10,000

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