Japanese Woven Bamboo Basket | Early 20th Century
This is a beautifully patinated basket constructed with the use of Twining, (nawa-ami). Basket makers must keep in mind two important points when making the rim (fuchi). First, since it is a point of completion, its form has to be well balanced with the rest of the basket. Second, like the bottom, it is an area vulnerable to breakage. Thus, you will see that the ends have been carefully treated and sturdily wrapped. It is not only at the rim that delicate rattan work is integrated into this piece. The unusual foot treatment is referred to as a insect stich, (mushi-kagari). Excellent condition. Dimension: 10-0” dia. x 5-0”h.