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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Hinokage, Miyazaki prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Bamboo and vine
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 10.5 x 59 cm (4 1/8 x 23 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Hiroshima Kazuo 廣島一夫 (Japan, 1915-2013)
  • Description

    Object is a large shallow sieve woven in bamboo. The selection of weaves and finished surfaces may have a utilitarian intent but they appear to be decorative as well. The large center of the basket is woven in an open weave, simple plaiting executed in pale green strips. Along the sides of the sieve, these strips are woven with narrower tan colored strips as weft in a closed weave diagonal twining. A row of brown vine material is woven around the square border between the two weaves.
    The rim is plain and rounded, with wide strips of bamboo tightly lashed around the internal structure. Under the rim is an additional thick band of bamboo, fitted tightly in place.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Held and Let Go (November 21, 1998 to January 16, 1999)
  • Origin

    Hinokage, Miyazaki prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Nakamura Kunio
  • Type

    Tool and Equipment
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