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The Muwen Tang Collection Series Vol. 09
400 pages, over 300 illustrations, all plates in colour, text in English and Chinese, hardcover, cloth. Hong Kong, 2010. Limited edition of only 500 copies.
ISBN: 978-988-98818-2-5

by Simon Kwan

The history of Chinese bamboo basketry can be traced back to over 5,000 years ago. It is one of the oldest form of Chinese craft. Very little change has taken place in Chinese basketry since the Neolithic period. This scholarly study outlined the basic techniques and designs of Chinese baskets in the past centuries. 157 pieces drawn from the Muwen Tang Collection dating from the Yuan through the Republic period are included in the catalogue section.


Sample pieces:

Black lacquer and basketweave octagonal box with floral design
Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)
Rattan basket
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
Wicker basket
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
Bamboo basket Republic period (1912-1949)
Bamboo basketry cricket cage (12 pieces)
Republic period (1912-1949)
Bamboo basket
Republic period (1912-1949)
Bamboo baking basket Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) Bamboo winnowing basket Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

HK$980 plus shipping & handling.

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