Burled Basket

c. 1900
W: 9.25" D: 9.0" H: 5.75"
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This basket has been decades in the making. It is formed from a natural knobby tree growth ( or burl) which takes years and years to develop, and is appreciated in China for its swirled grain. The gnarled form of this basket brings to mind ancient knobby trees that symbolize wisdom in Chinese art.

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