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    Posted 5 years ago

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    From Celiene I have seen a semilar vase.
    It is hard to imagine how it is possible to make.

    It is only 10 cm tall with a max diameter of 5,5 cm. The bamboo is made with some 280 turns meaning that the bamboo fibre is only 0.4 mm wide.
    The fibre used must be at least 40 meters long. Only producing the fibre is hard to understand, and it is so perfectly woven.

    I dont know where it comes from, but since there is no seal on the vase, I question a japanese origin.
    My wife points to Myanmar. They have a strong tradition for laquerware, and the basis is items woven by bamboo or even horsehair.

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    1. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      I've seen some others now that say they are from from China. Is it ONE piece of bamboo that goes in concentric rings?? How are rie ribs woven in? The decoration is painted on EACH horizontal fibre - it does not even color the vertical rib underneath.
    2. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
      WOW! Here's a good video showing technique. Unbelievable. From Qing Dynasty to today. (Video is from 2006)

      "These elegant porcelain items are covered with patterns and carefully woven with bamboo strands. Only one breed of bamboo is suitable for making the cover. The piece in question must be over 66cm long between two ridges, lack marks or scratches of any kind, and be at least two years of age. The quality of the set is such that 50kg of bamboo can produce only 400 grams of finished bamboo strips.

      This unique style of porcelain was developed in Qing Dynasty (over 200 years ago) and was made exclusively for the royal family. The nature of the porcelain and skillful bamboo weave make this a perfect and unique gift from China."

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2uqoP3Fx8o

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