Gourd-shaped ikebana flower basket 花籠 (hanakago)

Price:  180,00

Nice ikebana flower basket 花籠 (hanakago) crafted from susutake 煤竹 (‘smoked bamboo’), showcases a curved double gourd, elegantly resting on a lacquered rustic branch base. The placement gives the impression that the gourds are growing from the branch.

The intricate bamboo weaving features thin strips in various plaits, creating a dense pattern with some broader lines in between. The warm brown patina enhances the beauty of the bamboo.

The gourd 瓢箪 (hyôtan), 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.

With red painted tin container.

Period: Japan – Mid-Shôwa period (Mid-20th century).

Approx. dimensions:
Height 31 cm, Width 40 cm, Depth 22 cm.

In a very good original condition with minor traces of age. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

Ref. No. : C2025

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