Condition: Excellent

Japanese Vintage Hanaire | Woven Bamboo Flower Container | Signed | 1960

This hanging Japanese woven bamboo Hana-ire known as a wall-pocket vase, and is from the Showa period, probably around 1950s, based on the signature and when this type of container was popular. Traditionally hung on a wall in the Tokonoma alcove, or on a pilaster during the various seasons that flowers are blooming. This is a beautiful formed basket, for small hanging flowers, kake hanaire, probably for chabana, or tea ceremony flower arrangement in a tokonoma. It is woven from bamboo and has a gorgeous patina and in excellent overall detail and skilled craftsmanship. Ideal for a graceful floral display and has its original bamboo insert (hold the flowers and water). Signed by the craftsman but unidentified. Excellent vintage condition.  Dimensions: 5-0” dia. x 7-0”h.

Additional Information—

The guest of a Japanese family normally sits in front of the Tokonoma, so that they he can enjoy the display of “art objects” especially prepared for them. These can include Bonsai, Suiseki, Bamboo Wall Vases and scrolls or seasonal artwork, family relics or something that will help the viewer to reflect, meditate or simply enjoy. It is not (always) an opportunity to show off such items but to offer something that is both subtle and a natural compliment for cut flowers.

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