Asanoha Bamboo Vase
$660.00

Beppu bamboo crafts are made in the Japanese city of Beppu, in Oita Prefecture, known as the number one producer of madake, or Japanese timber bamboo. Used predominately for knitting and braiding, madake forms the heart of Beppu bamboo ware, a governmentally designated traditional craft of Oita Prefecture. High-quality madake is commonly used for a variety of baskets, made through a complex four-step process, seasoning the bamboo, processing, knitting and braiding, and finally finishing. The complex techniques employed in the process play a critical role in the final design of each product.

Beppu Bamboo Japan is a project that incorporates traditional techniques of Beppu bamboo work and modern sensibility. The flower based is made by enclosing a knitted fabric made by a young bamboo craftsman in transparent acrylic. The result being an object with endless possibilities created by rethinking a traditional shape of a basket and collaborating with different materials.

The use of transparent acrylic allows the viewer to focus on the natural beauty and material of bamboo and the technology of knitting. It is an artwork on its own and functional as a holder for your beloved items.

Additional information:

  • Material: Matake, Acrylic
  • Size: 3 x 3 x 6 ¼ inches
  • Hole Opening: 1 ½ inches
  • Made in Japan