On View In:
Gallery 223
Artist:   Chikuunsai Tanabe  
Title:   Cylindrical Basket  
Date:   early 20th century  
Medium:   Bamboo  
Dimensions:   21 3/16 x 5 11/16 x 5 11/16 in. (53.82 x 14.45 x 14.45 cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of Kim and Gloria Anderson  
Location:   Gallery 223  

Chikuunsai was one of the first bamboo artisans to receive recognition for the excellence of his designs. His work was particularly admired for the small, tight knots that adorn the rattan handles and rims of his baskets.

Name:   Tanabe, Chikuunsai  
Nationality:   Japanese  
Life Dates:   Japanese, 1877 - 1937  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   "Chikuunsai Tanabe", incised, on support on bottom  
Classification:   Bamboo work  
Physical Description:   knitting basket form; cylindrical body; open-weave star design  
Creation Place:   Asia, Japan, , ,  
Accession #:   2001.275.2  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts