Project Description

Rattan Muso-zutsu Pipe Case

Cleverly woven with three adjacent strands of lighter rattan which criss-cross through the design and look almost like a snake-skin. The himotoshi is integral to the weaving of the body

Unsigned. Circa 1900
21 cm


Virginia & Susan Atchley, LA, sold by order of the latter’s executors


Virginia Atchley and Neil Davey, The Virginia Atchley Collection of Japanese Miniature Arts, 2006, p. 296, no. S34 (described as being of woven tortoise-shell)