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hand carved netsuke foo dog #2 guardian of the emperor now you can have his protection as well for your own palace!, hand painted with acrylic paints and hand embellished with authentic Swarovski crystals...foo dog guardian #2 with clear crystal upon her head!
2-1/2" long
1-1/2" across
acrylic colors are, red with a pale gold.

most nesuke are plain wood, and rather collectable...here I am telling the story of what would color do to make the animal more unique and one of a kind, they are signed by the carver and I have added my signature orange dots each one will be a one of a kind so colors and styles will vary


Netsuke (Japanese:根付) are 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 garments—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, or medicines.

Their solution was to place such objects in containers (called sagemono) hung by cords from the robes' sashes (obi). The containers may have been pouches or small woven baskets, but the most popular were beautifully crafted boxes (inro), which were held shut by 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 FOO DOG guardian of the emperor-2wooden, hand carved, hand painted, hand embellished


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood, hand painted, hand embelished
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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