Around 2000, I made this basket in a workshop taught by Jiro Yonezawa.
I wish I knew the name of this base. It starts out as as a hex weave. There are 36 stakes. The sides start out as a 3-3 twill, and becomes a 2-2 twill.
I've been playing with handbuilding clay for awhile, off and on.
This summer, I made a vase using a rock as a mold. I decided weave the same basket around it. I don't have any bamboo, so I used some dyed cane.
Here's the same base. It's a lot looser than the original because I had to shape it around my irregular 'rock.'
I did a 3-3 twill, and switched to 1-1 the top. I think turned out very nicely. At my age, when you haven't made a similar basket in 14 years, you have a little bit of doubt in your mind when you are first starting.