Tanabe Chikuunsai I (1877-1937)

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Susudake Yoroitsuzuri hanakago
Fower basket named “samurai armor
Susudake (smoked bamboo)
Signed: Chikuunsai zō (made by Chikuunsai)
Tanabe Chikuunsai I (1877-1937)
H:45cm, W:16cm, D:16cm
Tomobako, original box signed by the artist
Magaki weave (striped line weave)

Tanabe Chikuunsai I along with Maeda Chikuho I were the leading figures weaving bamboo prior to World War II. Competitors working in Osaka, they produced basketry for exhibition and were patronized by the highest levels of Japanese society, including the Imperial Household Agency.

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