Asian & Ethnographic
Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Sculpture
Mid-Century Modern Contemporary Japanese bamboo sculpture, signed on bottom. Excellent provenance available to buyer.
Dimensions: 15 × 25 × 14 1/2 inches.
Note: Bamboo is a quintessential part of Japanese culture, shaping the country’s social, artistic and spiritual landscape. Although bamboo is an abundant natural resource, it is a challenging artistic medium with less than 100 professional bamboo artists in Japan today. Mastering the art form requires decades of meticulous practice learning how to harvest, split and plait, or braid, the bamboo. The emergence of bamboo as a sculptural art form has religious and cultural roots. Examples can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other cultural institutions.