Basket (With Storage Box and Lid)

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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.


object details
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Basket
  • Storage Box and Lid
Brief Description
Japan, modern crafts, studio, basket
Credit line
Gift of Katie Jones Oriental Art (London) and Kagedo Japanese Art (Seattle)
Summary
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.
Bibliographic Reference
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.
Collection
Accession Number
FE.43:1, 2-2010

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record createdNovember 26, 2010
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