Netsuke are miniature sculptures that were invented in 17th century Japan to serve a practical function. Traditional garments such as the kimono had no pockets; however, men who wore them needed a place to store their personal belongings, such as pipes, tobacco, money or medicines. Their solution was to place such objetcs in containers hung by cords from the robes’ sashes. The fastener that secured the cord at the top of the sash was a carved, button-like toge called a Netsuke.
These 2 Netsuke are highly detailed carvings out of tagua nut
Very decorative items
Including custom made wooden stands
Dimensions incl stand:
Height: 7-8 cm
These items will be carefully packed and sent with DHL Parcel ( including track and trace information).
- Netsuke style carving
- Region/ country
- Bali, Indonesia
- tagua nut
- Early 21st century
- Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear
- 7×4×4 cm