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Bamboo, Rattan, Cane, and Wicker

Bamboo, Rattan, Cane, and Wicker

What are the differences between Bamboo, Rattan, Cane, and Wicker?   I was out shopping for patio furniture and ran across a cool outdoor set that would look great in my back yard. At first glance I thought it was bamboo. On closer inspection the label read...

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Modern Bamboo Sculpture

Modern Bamboo Sculpture

Asian Art Museum - San Francisco Artist: Shiotsuki Juran (b. 1948) Kyushu Mediums: Bamboo (madake) and rattan Techniques: Comb Plaiting, Thousand line construction Dimensions: H. 19 in x W 23 in x L 28 1/4 in. Photographer: Kaz Tsuruta. Asian Art Museum - San...

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Bamboo Baskets

Bamboo Baskets

ASIAN ART MUSEUM - SAN FRANCISCO MASTERS OF BAMBOO EXHIBIT JAPANESE BASKETS AND SCULPTURE IN THE COTSEN COLLECTION Name: Flower Basket, Ruminations, approx. 1998 Artist: Noguchi Ranposai (b. 1923) Kansai region - active in Kyoto Mediums: Bamboo (madake) and rattan...

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Bamboo Massage

Bamboo Massage

Have you ever had a bamboo massage?   There’s a wonderful technique offered in spas that incorporates warmed bamboo tools to loosen tight muscles and release the nasty knots we all suffer with from time to time. The idea behind bamboo massage is similar to stone...

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Bamboo The Lucky Plant

Bamboo The Lucky Plant

What makes bamboo lucky?   The notion of bamboo bringing good luck into the home dates back to over 3000 years ago (some sources say 6000+ years) in China and to the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui. Feng Shui is a very cool subject that’s worth a lifetime of...

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Cooking With Bamboo

Cooking With Bamboo

Have you ever thought about cooking with Bamboo? It has a mild flavor and a bit of a crunch.  If you cook with fresh bamboo it needs preparation to get rid of the bitter flavor. Save loads of time by buying canned bamboo in the ethnic cooking aisle of any grocery...

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Before You Buy Bamboo Fabrics

Before You Buy Bamboo Fabrics

How can you tell if your bamboo bedding, towels, or clothes are still bamboo?   Bamboo fabrics are more popular than ever and with good reason! There are many healthy benefits associated with bamboo bed sheets, towels and clothes. While many of these products are...

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What’s So Great About Bamboo?

What’s So Great About Bamboo?

Bamboo is an amazing plant, a grass actually.   In tropical areas where bamboo grows in abundance, it has been used for thousands of years for making many things due not only to its durability but also its ready availability. In fact, its incredible popularity in...

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