From the tiny village of Torigoe, this hand-woven basket is made from sturdy suzutake, a variety of bamboo native to Japan. This circular basket is constructed in a loose weave, making it super light and wide enough to hold blankets and towels.
Torigoe bamboo works are made by splitting each stalk of bamboo into quarters and then shaving them into strips. These strips are then knit together in a cross-hatch pattern that gives the baskets a weightless strength. Today the torigoe weaving tradition is upheld by specialist weavers, whose disciplined artistry keeps the craft alive and growing.Materials: bamboo