Kohchosai Kosuga - Iwase Flower Basket
Hand-woven in Kyoto, the intricate Iwase Flower Basket features a long shape and short handle. The basket is made of bamboo strips that have been lacquered for a deep black or burgundy colour, and then varnished to maintain it's distinctive and sculptural shape. A small glass is included with this basket - place in the centre with water and fresh flowers for a poetic summertime illusion.
Each piece is made from natural bamboo strips and features unique variations.
The founder of KOCHOUSAI, Kocho Ueda, worked as the official painter for the 11th Tokugawa feudal lord of the Kishu province. After being given the right to a surname and to bear arms, he was given the family crest of kageaoi design (hollyhocks). His paintings are now part of the collections of Nishihongan-ji temple and Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts. In honor of the founder's talent for the arts, the company "Kohchosai Kosuga" was founded.