The Easel

Bamboo crafts: Woven into Japan’s art history

Eye candy. Bamboo weaving is a centuries-old tradition in Japan, rooted in the crafts of basket weaving and utensil making. The early 1920’s saw local craftsmen begin to explore more refined, aesthetic forms. Excitement has grown among Western collectors in just the last few decades but greater recognition in Japan is happening only slowly. Images (2 min) are here.