Antique Japanese Meiji c.1900 Bamboo Flower Basket
Stunning richly patinaed antique Japanese bamboo flower basket from the turn of the century c.1900. This 'wagumi' Japanese style basketry is the epitome of the new free wheeling style that emerged at the end of the Meiji Period c.1868-1912. Using aged susdake bamboo taken from old farmhouse ceilings, this unsigned basket maker has created a texured weave with a beautiful aesthetic sense. A magnificent piece. One tiny crack in a strand near the rim but not a break. c.1900. (18" x 10") (45cm x 26cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $120.