Hexagonal ikebana basket
Price: € 650,00
Refined wickerwork susutake 煤竹 (‘smoked bamboo’) hexagonal ikebana basket 花籠 (hanakago) with a loop handle, and with a nice warm brown patina.
The basket is complexly plaited with very thin bamboo strips in a vertical fashion on the upper part transcending into a diagonally fashion, known as ‘Compound Lozenge Plaiting’ 四つ目返し (yotsume gaeshi).
In the centre, a segment vase is placed on a high-quality executed woven ‘platform’. The bamboo segment vase is lacquered black, and can be used for flower arrangements
The basket rests on a stable hexagonal foot made from a single strip of bamboo.
Signed on the bottom by the artist ‘Made by Chikufû’ 竹風作.
The flower basket is in a good original condition. One binding of the handle missing. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.
Height 27 cm, Width 26.5 cm, Depth 24 cm.
Period: Japan – Taishô period – Early Shôwa period (Second quarter 20th century).
Ikebana is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. Contrary to the idea of floral arrangement as a collection of multi-coloured arrangement of blooms, ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, and draws emphasis toward shape, line and form” (from Wikipedia).
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.