Kosuga Flower Baskets - Mayu and Oboro
Hand-woven in Kyoto, these shapely flower baskets are made from strips of thinly sliced and pressed bamboo, then dyed in Japanese lacquer and varnished to fix its curvy shape. Both bamboo baskets includes a clear glass at the base so that you can stand your flowers up straight, and in water, if desired.
Mayu: 9.1'' L x 9.1'' W x 6.3'' H
Oboro: 7.1 '' x 6.7'' W x 6.7'' H
Originating in Kyoto, Kohchosai Kosuga is a fifth-generation atelier that combines traditional bamboo shaping techniques and contemporary design concepts. The bamboo used in Kohchosai Kosuga products are of the Madake and Mousouchiku varieties. Carefully crafted by skilled hands using bamboo sourced from the mountains of Hyogo, Nara and Kyoto known for their incredibly strong and durable bamboo reeds. No preservatives or chemicals are used in the harvesting or making of these pieces and the procuring and drying of each bamboo piece is a long process. The bamboo is harvested between the cold winter months of November to February. When it gets warmer in March, the oil from the bamboo is removed through steaming in a special kiln. After that, it is hung to dry in the sun for over one month.
Bamboo strips, lacquer and varnish finish
Each piece is made from natural bamboo strips and features unique variations.
To clean, wipe/dust with dry cloth. Do not get bamboo wet, or leave damp, or it may cause the wood to mold.