I visited last week an extraodinary exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris (till April 7th). Many baskets made of bamboo were displayed, from the middle of the 19th century to now. I’ve read on the gorgeous cataogue that these baskets are long known in the USA, but it was a first time that such a collection was viewed in Europe. One of the artist, Tanabe Chikuunsai, explained on the video that the apprenticeship for mastering bamboo art is 10 years long.
You can order the catalogue there :https://boutique.quaibranly.fr/uploads/photos/1098/2214_xl.jpg
You can find a little video here : https://youtu.be/exphqfJQWpA
Courez-y, jusqu’au 7 avril.