A basket case: Repair of a bamboo basket using false warps of Japanese tissue and wire

Candis Griggs-Hakim


A Japanese bamboo basket with serious damage was repaired using warps of galvanized steel wire and mulberry tissue, assembled with wheat starch paste. Once dry, the strips were toned with watercolors and trimmed to mimic the actual bamboo warps. The false warps were then adhered to the basket interior with twists of Tengujo tissue dipped in wheat starch paste and toned with watercolors. The paper illustrates the stages of treatment.

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2003 | Washington DC | Volume 10