photo Amimono


In bamboo amimono (plaiting), hundreds of thin bamboo fibers are plaited together to create forms. Various patterns and forms can be created by varying the widths and thicknesses of the bamboo strips. A wide range of plaiting styles are used to create works that convey pliability of bamboo and the beauty of the patterns it creates.


Did you know?

When several strips of bamboo are plaiting together, it gives the appearance of strength.


How to do bamboo plaiting

  1. (1) Use bamboo strips of consistent thickness
  2. (2) Begin plaiting at the bottom of the object
  3. (3) Plait the sides of the object
  4. (4) Wrap other strips of bamboo around the edges of the piece, and you're done!
  • "What Are Traditional Crafts? -A Guidebook to Seeing, Learning, and Enjoying-" Edited by the Japan Kogei Association Eastern Branch. Published by Unsodo / List of works English translation: Kazuko Todate (Art critic / Art historian)


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