Daruma-shaped Flower Basket by Tanabe Chikuunsai II
Tanabe Chikuunsai II
Daruma-shaped Flower Basket
43.2 x 26 × 25.5 cm
17 x 10.2 x 10 in
Original signed wooden box
Original lacquered water container
A large basket of natural-colored madake bamboo. It's very rare to find baskets of this material made in this traditional Japanese random weave, sometimes also called rough- or coarse-weave, as this variety of bamboo does not tend to withstand the tight twists and bends, and most baskets of this kind and material show breaks especially around the rim. Here is a rare example in perfect condition.