Every 1 - 2022

NBO Members Exhibition

Mikiko Hosotani

Sakura -black

Technique: mold woven. Materials: ebony, oak, maple (with Japanese lacquer), cane, dyed cane, brass washers, mammoth ivory plugs, leather hinges. The top and bottom flower shaped bases are made from maple and they’re coated with using Japanese lacquer “urushi”. The closure button and the flower shaped knobs are ebony. The oak handle with ebony overlay. The center of the flower is bone.

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H: 9" | W: 7.5" | D: 6.75"
Mikiko Hosotani
Walpole MA
I began my journey into basket weaving about 20 years ago. The aesthetic simplicity and beauty of Nantucket basket brings me to love making baskets. After several classes on and off Nantucket island, I started making baskets on my own. My baskets are made with cane and wooden materials such as cherry, oak, and walnut, using Nantucket weaving technique. My Japanese background adds essence to my work by using traditional Japanese materials such as Japanese lacquer, Urushi. My latest work, Sakura-black, is made with flower-shaped bases coated with Urushi. While designing a piece, the traditions and basic components of the Nantucket baskets remain in the modern design. I hope people find the harmony of modern and tradition in my baskets.
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