Japanese Akebi vine basket, round
A circular basket with sanded rattan ring, woven in Kaminoyami City, Japan by Nao Ochiai, who has been weaving with akebi fibre in her signature ‘Midare-ami’ pattern (shape of snow) for over two decades. Akebi is a vine which grows along the ground and makes very strong, long-lasting baskets. The family annually collect wild akebi vines in the nearby mountains. Perfect for keeping fruit fresh, but suitable for various uses.