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Armor-shaped Flower Basket of Kinmechiku by Tanabe Chikuunsai I

Tanabe Chikuunsai I / 初代田辺竹雲斎


Armor-Shaped Flower Basket of Kinemechiku

43 x 25.5 x 24 cm

17 x 10 x 9.5 in

Box signed and sealed by Chikuunsai I

This basket is no longer available

Unusual flower basket made in the shape of traditional Japanese chest-armor. Chikuunsai I used rare aged kinmechiku, or golden-color bamboo, a prize material whose knotty nodes give this basket a very robust feel. Chikuunsai I seemed to to use only special materials for this basket, as we have seen one other of its kind made almost entirely from antique arrow shafts. 

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