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Basket (with storage box and lid)

Basket (with storage box and lid)

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of Katie Jones Oriental Art (London) and Kagedo Japanese Art (Seattle)

  • Museum number:

    FE.43:1, 2-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This imposing basket makes clever use of stainless steel rods to support its substantial structure and to demonstrate the characteristic flexibility of bamboo. It is good example of the fusion of traditional and modern materials in pursuit of a modernist aesthetic.

Descriptive line

Japan, modern crafts, studio, basket

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

According to the donors, 'for a similarly assembled piece dating to 1982, c.f. Tai Gallery's small 2003 pamphlet for their exhibition of Tokuzo's work, Shono, pages 10-11, titled 'Sign of Waves'. For other examples of his work, c.f. Masters of Bamboo, page 93, number 51, as well as Bamboo Masterworks: Japanese Baskets from the Lloyd Cotsen Collection, page 109, number 77.


East Asia Collection

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