D20″ x H3.8″
Woven ayanasu (variegated) bamboo basket
Handmade in Japan by Takami Yasuhiro
Color: Natural, untreated bamboo
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Takami Yasuhiro is a classically trained weaver who has dedicated his life to understanding bamboo, his material of choice. He admires its qualities of flexibility, strength, endurance, and the ability to mature gracefully. He uses traditional tools in his studio in Yufuin, Japan to carefully split the bamboo into even, beautiful pieces of splint which he then weaves into a variety of objects, most of them highly functional. Takami-san’s specialty is his ability to incorporate the bamboo’s segment markings into his work and this large basket reflects that. The segment markings, although difficult for the artist to manipulate, are skillfully incorporated into the basket’s bottom in a diagonal pattern effectively turning them into a design feature. This shallow basket is certainly large enough to hold many things but it works equally well when empty simply for its decorative quality.