Double gourd form ikebana basketThis item is currently reserved by one of our clients. Please fill out the enquiry form for more information
Price: € 450,00
Large sculptural double gourd form ikebana basket with bamboo vase inside.
Organic bamboo caning nestled on a root twig stand.
The ikebana gourd is made by using “sooted” bamboo (susutake in Japanese). These bamboo material was collected from traditional thatched-roof houses that had been exposed to decades of smoke from a hearth or cooking fire, therefore the basket displays a deep rich patina that is hard to attain by color-lacquering.
The gourd, (hyotan), is rich in symbolism in Japan, and was a charm for longevity, (as it is extremely durable when dried), good fortune, and for being symbolic of fertility, since it has numerous seeds.
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.