DIA100xH400mm, China

This is a bamboo weaved basket used for chabana, flower arrangement for tea ceremony.  The flower arrangement would be placed in the alcove of the room, using a seasonal flowers, narrow and tall vase made of natural material such as bamboo, ceramics or metal.  The flower arrangement is also less formal than Ikebana, using little or decorative fillers material.  Chabana developed from the Ikebana style Nageire, where flowers are thrown into the vase giving the viewer the same impression as they would have if they had been in the wild.  The simple arrangement would have one single blossom, arranged to be leaning toward the guest.