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Double gourd form ikebana basket

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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.
Size :

Taishō period (1912-1926)
Size : H. : 69 cm W. ; 42 cm D . : 29 cm

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.

Ref. No. : T2115

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