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early 20th century
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
14 in x 13 in diam.
- Inscriptions & Markings
signature: 竹阿弥作 (Made by Chikuami), incised into the bamboo, underside of basket
- Collection Area
- Object Type
- Credit Line
Museum Purchase: Diana Turner Memorial Fund
- Accession Number
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Morita Chikuami was a member of a respected family of artisans who specialized in working with bamboo. The shop founded by his grandfather in 1819 still stands on a busy street in Kyoto. Chikuami was part of the generation that transformed bamboo weaving from craft into art. Although he never deviated from the tradition of making functional objects, his innovative techniques and use of materials won recognition at national competitive exhibitions and among foreign collectors.