Seto Basketasian artmuseum store
The restraint of Japanese basket design may mislead the uninitiated to believe that the art is simple. In truth, mastering the art demands years of training. The weaving of a single basket can take months of meticulous labor, from the deliberation over the design through the selection of raw materials and the complex plaiting and finishing processes. While bamboo baskets have served various utilitarian functions in Japanese daily life for centuries, they have also been valued for their beauty.
This basket is signed by the artist H. Masato Takae, an award-winning bamboo craftsman whose work has been exhibited internationally. A plastic watertight cylinder fits snugly inside so that flowers can be displayed in the basket; the cylinder can be removed for easy care.
- Artist: Masato Takae
- Size: 13" h x 12” l (oval)
- Material: Bamboo