Japanese baskets date back to Muromachi period (1392-1568). They began as utilitarian items but, as with so many Japanese folk pieces, eventually transformed into glorious works of art. Early artisans wove baskets from bamboo, known for its toughness and durability, for Japanese tea ceremony and for ikebana flower displays.
Country of Design: Japan
Dimension: 7 1/2" x 6 1/4"
Material: Bamboo and Plastic (cup)