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Item Medium-Large Hand Crafted Yanagi-Gori Box With Lid

Woven From Japanese Willow Trees Bark Strips Yanagi-Gori Translates to "Willow Basket"

Lightly coated with "kakishibu" solution. Kakishibu is a natural reddish-brown (madder color) liquid prepared organically by fermenting the juice of unripened green persimmons. The Japanese have utilized kakishibu not only as a dye but as a preservative and weather-proofing agent for wood and washi paper.
Age
Mid 1900s
Size
17 X 7 X 4.0 inches
42 X 19 X 10 cm
See inch tape in last photo
12 oz, 338 g
Condition
Good overall condition
Few nicks here and there, see photos
Comment These baskets were used in the home to hold small household items or other personal effects. This one was probably made in the Japanese Sannin Region, a well know area for it's high quality basket-making. This region generally refers to the prefectures of Shimane, Tottori and northern area of Yamaguchi which are near Kyoto where we acquired these baskets.

Use for sewing basket, fabric stash or whatever fits.


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