Kosuga Shikainami Baskets
Stunning Shikainami Bamboo Baskets by Kohchosai Kosuga either come in black (dyed by Japanese lacquer) or in its original bamboo color. Hand woven in Kyoto, these handcrafted bamboo baskets are first steamed in high pressure, then sun dried for over a month. The strips are then carefully shaved to achieve a smooth and refind finish, then undergo a final hand-weaving process by an artisan who creates the beautiful rounded and looped shape. The mesh "Shikainami" pattern is inspired by the ocean waves.
Small: 9'' (d) x 5.5'' (h)
Medium: 12'' (d) x 7'' (h)
Large: 13'' (d) x 8'' (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.
Due to the 100% natural material and handmade nature of this object, there will be variation in color, texture and shape.
Do not get wet, or leave damp, or it may cause the wood to mold.