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Small – L290xW170xH180mm
Medium – L350xW200xH260mm,
Large – 420xW260xH300, China

A bamboo basket constructed by large bamboo strips rather then the weaving method.
This gives the basket a much bolder and simplistic style.

Amongst the unique pottery, you will also find Mountain Folkcraft’s collection at the Cobo Ceramic Workshop X’mas Sale.

1/F Fortune Court, 33 Morrison Hill Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

5 – 9 Dec 2014 (Fri – Tue)

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DIA260xH320mm, China

A lacquered bamboo weaved basket which forms part of the dowry of the young bride and an essential household object.  These form of baskets are used for storing food before the arrival of the refrigerator.  Precious food item like fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, would be placed inside the basket and hung under the beam of the kitchen.  The basket provide good airing and being suspended will stopped vermin from reaching the food.


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DIA320xH120mm, China

A moving film about the master bamboo artistan, Hiroshima Kazuo, about being an artisan, about crafts.

W250xD250xH400mm, China

This is a double deck bamboo basket for food storage.  It is for carrying food stuff goodies as a gift for relative and friends, a kind of xmas hamper.  Upon receiving the gift a red packet thank you note would be sent back to the sender.

DIA330xH200mm, China

This is a beautifully weaved bamboo basket, it would have been used for keeping fruits or any offering that would require airing.

The traditional bamboo weaving apprenticeship training is hard; for the first 3 years weaving is taught an practice by making bamboo mat.  Only when it has been perfected, one is then taught on more complex object like basket.  The training takes about 10-12 years when one mastered skills and techniques of all kind of bamboo objects is qualified to be a bamboo artisan.  These kind of training and craftsmanship is fading in China as youngsters see better prospect in blooming factories in the city.

DIA360xH110, China

Bamboo basket (tray like) used to be a common household item; in the days when refrigerator is not so common, the weaving of the bamboo strips avoid trap moisture and made the vegetable and fruit stored last longer.  Apart from the everyday use, the bamboo tray basket also feature on the wedding day, when the bride leaves her parents home a respected female of the family will use the bamboo basket to shield the bride from the sun.

Bamboo Lid

DIA390mm, China

A bamboo weaved lid that would have belonged to a bamboo stacking basket in the Jiang Su area.  The baskets would have come in pairs and carried with a shoulder pole with one at each end.  Almost like a triple decker hamper, the basket has 3 trays stacking over each other.  Used only in special occasions and festivals, its a container for seasonal gifts from the suitor to the girl’s family he is trying to proposed.  At the engagement, baskets of sesame cakes will be delivered to the bride to be which will be distributed to her relatives.  At the wedding day, varies gifts will be sent over to the brides family from the groom.  It does not end there with the wedding for these baskets; when a child is born, relatives will send with these baskets 6 different dishes to replenish the new mother, braised pork, stew fish, chicken, eggs, roast peanuts and a vegetable dish.

bamboo ladleDIA120xL360mm, China

Before there are plastic or stainless steel drainers, the one made with bamboo is a household item.  Bamboo is a faster growing plant, a material that was employed in most household objects; chairs, sieves, baskets etc.  The technique of bamboo weaving became a special craft in China and Japan alike, but with the arrival of newer material such as plastic, the craft of bamboo weaving is becoming a dying art.

The bamboo strainer is perfect for making noodles.

bamboo boxDIA95xH110mm, China

Bamboo is a plant that can be found in most part of China, not only is it a source for food, it is also used from scaffolding for architecture, to delicate weaved containers and nowadays for flooring and even clothing.

This bamboo box, I found is one of those back to the basic ideas.  Making use of the culm (the main shaft) and the nodes (the horizontal structure), a container is naturally form, the fibrous culm gives the box its texture.

charcoal basketDIA230xH120mm, China

This bamboo weaved basket is known as a Wu Fu, a basket for storing charcoal for brewing tea.  It use can be dated back to the “Book of Tea” by the Tang Dynasty scholar Gu yuan Qing.  The name Wu Fu is sophisticated way of refer to the charcoal basket, the word “wu” means black, dirt – which is the charcoal, the word “fu” is a grand mansion – the humble basket.