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Item Description: up for sale is a solid fine boxwood hand crafted Japanese
gorgeous netsuke, item size is approximately 2 inches. Very detailed hand
carvings and great hand crafting, excellent workmanship. Buyer's satisfaction
What's a netsuke: Netsuke is a miniature sculptures that were invented in
17th century Japan to serve a practical function (the two Japanese characters
ne+tsuke mean "root" and "to attach"). Traditional Japanese garment—robes
called kosode and kimono—had no pockets, however men who wore them needed a
place to store their personal belongings such as pipes, tobacco, money, seals,
Their solution was to place such objects in containers (called sagemono) hung
by cords from the robes' sash (obi). The containers may be a pouch or a small
woven basket, but the most popular were beautifully crafted boxes (inro), which
were held shut by an ojime, which were sliding beads on cords. Whatever the
form of the container, the fastener that secured the cord at the top of the
sash was a carved, button-like toggle called a netsuke.
Netsuke, like the inro and ojime, evolved over time from being strictly
utilitarian into objects of great artistic merit and an expression of
extraordinary craftsmanship. Such objects have a long history reflecting the
important aspects of Japanese folklore and life. Netsuke production was most
popular during the Edo period in Japan, around 1615-1868. Today, the art lives
on and some modern works can command high prices in the UK, Europe, the USA,
Japan and elsewhere.
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