Free form bamboo basket for ikebana
Signed Kyokusai, unknown artist’s profile
Showa period, ca. 1930-1950
H. 28 cm – Ø. 27 cm
Awasebako, wooden storage box
Multi colored bamboo strips are irregularly plated on the base of mutsume-ami, hexagonal weaving technique. Some different widths bamboo strips are used; two twisted bamboos are used for handle and each four ends are plated into the body.
Darkest, split and widest strips on the body are parts of handle strips.
Signed by Kyokusai on the bottom.