Shikainami Tiny Bamboo Basket
Shikainami - literally 'four waves' - is so called as the shape is reminiscent of overlapping waves and the bamboo sticks are woven in a rounded well shape. This is one of the most basic styles of the bamboo baskets.
Being so tiny, they can hold small objects, a few candies or just on their own as a decoration.
Created by bamboo craft artist Tamotsu Nishimoto who produces beautiful bamboo baskets in Beppu, Oita prefecture. Oita is the number one producer of madake Japanese timber bamboo and Beppu bamboo ware is a governmentally designated traditional craft of Oita. While we are waiting for his bamboo basket handbags, Mr. Nishimoto has sent us some of his much smaller works and here they are!
Measurements (Approximately): 8cm x 8.5cm x 4.5cmH / 3.15 x 3.35 x 1.77 (H) inch
Handcrafted in Oita, Japan