This is a beautiful complete top and bottom handmade antique basket for storage of textiles and small clothing made in 1930. The basket incorporates a basket-weave plaiting pattern in creating a wonderful effect with the use of smoked Madake. A thin bamboo band strengthens the rim as well as contributes to the overall finish of the basket. This type of clothing basket came with a top in an effort to keep dust off of clothing, which are stored for varying lengths of time. The loose weaving of the bamboo allows for air circulation. Condition: rich patina, incredible condition, with no worn corners or breakage. Dimension: 17-0” x 13-0” x 3-1/2”.
Stepping into a mature Madake bamboo grove is like entering another universe. You feel dwarfed by towering bamboo giants. A bamboo grove is a testament to the resilience of life on earth. It becomes apparent upon seeing the bamboo grove that the Shakuhachi truly embodies the simplicity and versatility of bamboo.
Excellent Condition- In unused, or like-unused condition. No visual or structural or surface wear or damage shown. Pristine. As good as the day it was made.
Great Condition- Appears in slightly used condition but looks "Like New". Some minor wear, but retains the original craft/workmanship. May show minor wear, that does not affect the main design, or associated motif. No cracks, dents, chips or missing elements.
Good Condition- Minor wear which can be restored or repaired; may have surface flaws, like staining or soiling, confined to a small area. The flaw(s) are counterbalanced by another feature, like brilliant color or innovative design. Some fading or the piece may have been altered in some fashion.
Fair Condition- Main aesthetic/design showing damage. Excessive noticeable wear or damage. Worth buying if can be restored/repaired because of its aesthetic or design appeal or rarity. Note: wear/damage consistent with age/use can often enhance the 'Antique' qualities of a piece, giving it a desirable second chance in one's collection