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Ikebana boat

Price:  280,00

Striking wickerwork bamboo boat-shaped ikebana basket 花籠 (hanakago). The hull is plaited a bit loosely in a cross weave pattern with nice repetitive hoops around the railing.
The back and front are equipped with a nice thin bamboo culm. The back one nicely bent as a loop handle, and the front one used as a protruding bowsprit from which hang finely woven bamboo cords.
The bamboo has an amazing warm deep brown patina.

It represents the ‘Takarabune’ 宝船 (Treasure Ship), a mythical ship piloted through the heavens by the Seven Lucky Gods during the first three days of the New Year.

The basket is in a very good original condition. Please take a close look at an old chip at the side of the bowsprit. For a clear condition reference, please take a close look at the photos as well.

Sizes:
Height 25.7 cm, Width 54 cm, Depth 17.5 cm.
Shōwa period (1926-1989)
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).

Ref. No. : B1271

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