Bamboo Basket Ikebana, Japanese "SUSUTAKE" (Smoked Bamboo), early 20th century handwoven flower arranging vase.
Bamboo Basket Ikebana, Japanese "SUSUTAKE" (Smoked Bamboo), early 20th century handwoven flower arranging vase.
Bamboo Basket Ikebana, Japanese "SUSUTAKE" (Smoked Bamboo), early 20th century handwoven flower arranging vase.
Bamboo Basket Ikebana, Japanese "SUSUTAKE" (Smoked Bamboo), early 20th century handwoven flower arranging vase.
Bamboo Basket Ikebana, Japanese "SUSUTAKE" (Smoked Bamboo), early 20th century handwoven flower arranging vase.
Bamboo Basket Ikebana, Japanese "SUSUTAKE" (Smoked Bamboo), early 20th century handwoven flower arranging vase.
Bamboo Basket Ikebana, Japanese "SUSUTAKE" (Smoked Bamboo), early 20th century handwoven flower arranging vase.
Bamboo Basket Ikebana, Japanese "SUSUTAKE" (Smoked Bamboo), early 20th century handwoven flower arranging vase.
Bamboo Basket Ikebana, Japanese "SUSUTAKE" (Smoked Bamboo), early 20th century handwoven flower arranging vase.
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Bamboo Basket Ikebana, Japanese "SUSUTAKE" (Smoked Bamboo), early 20th century handwoven flower arranging vase.

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Antique, early 20th century Japanese bamboo basket, Susutake hand-woven Hanakago flower vase, unique and original smoked bamboo flower basket used in ikebana.

The basket is accompanied by an elegant hanging wall bud bamboo flower vase.

A perfect gift for ikebana fans, Japanese bamboo vase, hanakago collectors, or anyone looking for a special way to decorate with a touch of elegance and minimalism. An ideal wabi sabi decoration to display.

The square one is an antique Japanese bamboo Ikebana basket made with "sooted" bamboo (susutake in Japanese). This bamboo material was collected from traditional thatched-roof houses that had been exposed to decades of smoke from a hearth or cooking fire, therefore the basket displays a deep rich patina that is hard to attain by color-lacquering. It was constructed in a bowl form using the techniques of open twill plaiting with a charming eccentricity of weaves. The base is woven in a diamond grid with two bamboo pieces inserted for support. Very beautiful bamboo insert, can be used as an ikebana vase in its own right.

The basket is in perfect shape, excellent for tea ceremonies or flower arrangements.

Height of the body: 10 cm (3.9"), height with handle: 15 cm (5.9"). Length : 11.5 cm (4.5").

This antique bamboo basket is accompanied by a lovely hanging flower vase, Kamogawa in Japanese. An elegant hanaire vase that you want to use every day with a small amount of flowers.

A cylindrical bamboo vase is placed inside to receive the water and flowers and a rope is glued forming a suspension ring. This vase is magnified by an elegant weaving and a lively patina.

Height : 33.5 cm (13"). Depth': 5.5 cm (2.1").

Hanakago, a Japanese bamboo art, is the expression of the magnificence of simplicity. The art of Japanese bamboo baskets celebrates the metamorphosis of plants under the conscientious gestures of the kagoshi, the master basket maker. In its own way, it also tells the essence of true craftsmanship: the dissent of a time which, against all productivity, knows that attention is in every gesture. Ikebana or Ka-do (the way of flowers) is a traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement.

Unlike Western floral art, Ikebana does not aim to emphasize only the beauty of the flowers and the harmony of colors. This art wants to enhance the vase, the stems, the leaves, the branches as much as the flower itself. The structure of the floral arrangement is based on three symbols: the sky, the earth and humanity.

Please look at the pictures carefully (zoom in) to assess the condition of the items.

The vases are in very good condition, ready to display. While there are some cracks in the bamboo braiding and signs of age they do not affect the beauty of these vases.

I'm happy to answer any questions. I will send it well packed with a tracking number (DHL express shipping).

🎁 All items are wrapped with a beautiful Japanese fabric at no extra cost.