Antique Japanese ikebana basket (for flower arrangement). Light color bamboo with oblong form. A round mouth and sides that flatten slightly as they taper down to the bottom where they are bound together with a strip of wood. The upper portion of the basket has a band of tightly woven split bamboo and the lower portion has a bolder weave. A thin belt of dark bamboo divides the upper and lower patterns. Attaches to the wall with a thin rope in the back of the basket. Intended for dry flowers or branches or to be used with an insert (not included).
Age: Taisho Period (early 20th century)
Dimensions: 12 1/4″ high x 5 1/2″ wide x 4″ deep