BASKET for IKEBANA called Hanakago Shichiku - Japan - Late Meiji era (1868-1912)

19th century
Asian Arts
From: 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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    BASKET for IKEBANA called Hanakago Shichiku
    End of the Meiji era (1868-1912)
    H.: 27.5 (without handle); L.: 41 cm

    Cylindrical woven bamboo basket with sides on the lower part. Thus, its neck is circular while its base is hexagonal. It has a large suspension handle and retains its otoshi - its internal blackened bamboo vase. Its dark appearance was achieved by smoking the material.

    This basket was reserved for ikebana, which can be translated by the floral arrangement, which accompanied the tea ceremony. The term ikebana is made up of ikeru meaning "to live" and hana meaning "flower". Thus, ikebana is the art of bringing flowers to life in a chosen and visible composition.
    Let us add that particular properties are attributed to bamboo, which is even credited with the value of supporting the spirit.

    Text and photos © FCP CORIDON

    Ref.LP: 3705

    Ref: IJLTV9DF6U

    Condition Good
    Style Asian Arts (Asian Tribal Art of Asian Arts Style)
    Period 19th century (Asian Tribal Art 19th century)
    Country of origin Japan
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 93400, Saint-Ouen, France
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