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14kt GOLD washed monkey with his best friend the tiny aqua frog...these 2 spent the entire summer swimming, hanging out, and camping out...now its back to school...no one breaks up this pair!....cute back to school suprise for your own back to school person!...
hand carved, hand rubbed with natural wax, then painted with 14kt gold and acrylic paints...
awesome pocket pet!
2-1/2" +/-

Netsuke;

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, hand carved, hand painted,MONKEY and FROG.. ..

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood, hand carved, hand painted, netsuke
  • Feedback: 69 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from New York, United States
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