Red Jakago by Nancy Moore Bess
73nmb Red Jakago, Nancy Moore Bess, dyed kiln-dried Japanese bamboo, 3.25" x 12.5" x 3.25", 2007.
California basketmaker Nancy Moore Bess works in bamboo, which she studied in Japan, Hawaii and New York. She often creates baskets within baskets, dying the bamboo and waxed linen and cotton, creating forms that are closed and open at the same time. They invite touch and movement and accentuate the beauty and versatility of bamboo.