An Antique Japanese Kimono Basket or Box
Lidded Basket Made From Fine Hand-Woven Split Cane
Japan, Meiji Era
55 cm wide x 34.5 cm deep x 14 cm high
In traditional Japanese homes these distinctive lidded baskets/boxes, made from tightly hand-woven cane, were used for the storage of precious silk kimonos. When open, the lid and the base were also useful to place garments in whilst individuals were dressing.
"Modern Bambou Craft", The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, 1985
Masanori Moroyama & Lloyd Cotsen, "Japanese Bamboo Baskets, Meiji, Modern, Contemporary", Kodansha, Tokyo, 2007
Good condition. Age related wear. Slight loss to one corner.
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