“Sparkling ripples” by Yeh Bao-Lien. Ms. Yeh demonstrates delicate bamboo weaving and splitting skills, and has once won a first-class national artistry award.
“Sparkling ripples” uses mostly scraped makino bamboo strips and wicker. Using star-sign weaving, the body first uses three-ply braids as setting, as the abdomen layers bamboo strips into a bundle with regular twill insertions. The inner layer consists of cylindrical lining woven in square-style. The rim and foothold are made with twisted thin wicker peel. Natural lacquer is applied multiple times to form an aged rustic color. The resulting piece has a round abdomen contour and presenting wavy patterns with intricate weaving; hence it is named “sparkling ripples”.