Sculptural Baskets as Ikebana Containers
Sculptural art baskets have been used since the inception of ikebana over 500 years ago to be one of the primary ikebana containers for ikebana practitioners around the world. From randomly woven nested baskets to more formal, tailored pieces these sculptural art baskets are a perfect addition to your ikebana container collection.
Since each piece is one-of-a-kind, using one of these ikebana baskets are sure to add a unique aesthetic to any ikebana flower arrangement. Ask me about creating one especially for you! My creations are all:
"Ikebana is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. Contrary to the idea of floral arrangement as a collection of particolored or multicolored arrangement of blooms, ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, and draws emphasis toward shape, line, form. Though ikebana is a creative expression, it has certain rules governing its form. The artist's intention behind each arrangement is shown through a piece's color combinations, natural shapes, graceful lines, and the usually implied meaning of the arrangement.
Another aspect present in ikebana is its employment of minimalism. That is, an arrangement may consist of only a minimal number of blooms interspersed among stalks and leaves. The structure of a Japanese flower arrangement is based on a scalene triangle delineated by three main points, usually twigs, considered in some schools to symbolizeheaven, earth, and man and in others sun, moon, and earth. The container is a key element of the composition, and various styles of pottery may be used in their construction." from Wikipedia.
On the right are sculptural baskets that may be great for use as ikebana containers. For all ikebana baskets, simply add your own glass or ceramic container, your favorite kenzan and arrange with your preferred flowers and natural material.
To see all baskets that are currently available, please visit the Current Inventory page. If you have other ideas for your ikebana containers and would like Matt to create a one-of-a-kind basket based on your vision or reproduce a certain style in a different size, finish or color, please contact us through the Contact page.
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